[Python-Dev] Deprecate the buffer object?
mwh at python.net
Fri Oct 31 09:07:28 EST 2003
"Mark Hammond" <mhammond at skippinet.com.au> writes:
> Michael Hudson
>> "Mark Hammond" <mhammond at skippinet.com.au> writes:
>> > That would work, be less intrusive, and allow all existing
>> code to work
>> > unchanged. My only concern is that it does not go anywhere
>> towards fixing
>> > the buffer interface itself.
>> I think that is a different issue entirely. While it may be
>> interesting and important, can we at least try to keep them separate?
> I don't see how. The only problem I see is in the buffer interface. We
> could worm around the buffer interface problem in the buffer object, but I
> don't see how that is keeping them separate. Am I missing something?
Well, there are two things people complain about
a) the buffer INTERFACE
b) the buffer OBJECT
are the issues plaguing both the same? I wasn't under the impression
they were. It's entirely possible I'm wrong, though.
 If you're lost in the woods, just bury some fibre in the ground
carrying data. Fairly soon a JCB will be along to cut it for you
- follow the JCB back to civilsation/hitch a lift.
-- Simon Burr, cam.misc
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