[Python-Dev] Fw: Behavior of buffer()

Thomas Heller thomas.heller@ion-tof.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2002 20:44:31 +0200

I'm not too interested in this anymore (I _was_ a year ago, IIRC).
I have given up using the buffer object myself, I've written
my own (maybe in the same way as others).

> Maybe the name 'buffer' suggests false expectations?  It's not a
> buffer, it's an alias for a memory area.
Hm. The name could be right (and I cold give up my own memory
object) if there were a way to create a buffer owning it's
own memory.

> Maybe we should do something stronger, and deprecate the buffer type
> altogether.

Or this.