[Python-Dev] Silent Deprecation Candidate -- buffer()

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Sat, 29 Jun 2002 13:02:13 +0200

raymond wrote:

> As far as I can tell, buffer() is one of the least used or known about
> Python tools.  What do you guys think about this as a candidate for silent
> deprecation (moving out of the primary documentation)?

+1, in theory.

does anyone have any real-life use cases?  I've never been
able to use it for anything, and cannot recall ever seeing it
being used by anyone else...

(it sure doesn't work for the use cases I thought of when
first learning about the API...)