[Python-Dev] String views

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Sep 5 02:42:59 CEST 2005

Steve Holden wrote:

> Since Python strings *can* contain embedded NULs, doesn't that rather 
> poo on the idea of passing pointers to their data to C functions as 
> things stand?

If a Python function is clearly wrapping a C function,
one doesn't expect to be able to pass strings with
embedded NULs to it.

Just because a Python string can contain embedded NULs
doesn't mean it makes sense to use such strings in all

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