[Python-Dev] Disabling Unicode readbuffer interface

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Thu, 21 Sep 2000 19:16:17 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I haven't researched this to the bottom, but based on the email
> exchange, it seems that keeping getreadbuf and special-casing s# for
> Unicode objects makes the most sense.  That makes the 's' and 's#'
> more similar.  Note that 'z#' should also be fixed.
> I believe that SRE uses PyObject_AsReadBuffer() so that it can work
> with arrays of shorts as well (when shorts are two chars).  Kind of
> cute.

Ok, I'll check in a patch for special casing Unicode object
in getarg.c's "s#" later today.

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