[Python-Dev] Deprecate the buffer object?

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Wed Oct 29 01:36:35 EST 2003

> That's a useful thing to be able to do and the buffer object does it
> in a safe way.  I guess that's part of the reason why the buffer
> object has managed to survive as long as it has.

At least the builtin buffer function should go away.
Even if someone had a use for it, it would not make-up for all the time
lost by all the other people trying to figure what it was good for.

Raymond Hettinger

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