[Python-Dev] Deprecate the buffer object?

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Oct 28 20:41:54 EST 2003

Neil Schemenauer <nas-python at python.ca>:

> The buffer object, OTOH, is considered fundamentally broken and should
> be removed.

There's no doubt that the current implementation of it is
unacceptably dangerous, but I haven't yet seen an argument
that convinces me that it couldn't be fixed if desired. I
don't think the *idea* of a buffer object is fundamentally
flawed, and it seems potentially useful (although I must
admit that I haven't found a need for it myself yet).

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