[Python-Dev] String views
steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Sep 6 05:34:38 CEST 2005
skip at pobox.com wrote:
> Greg> If a Python function is clearly wrapping a C function, one doesn't
> Greg> expect to be able to pass strings with embedded NULs to it.
> Isn't that just floating an implementation detail up to the programmer (who may
> well not be POSIX- or Unix-aware)?
As far as I'm concerned it is, yes. Until this thread highlighted it I
hadn't really considered this issue. It's a bit ugly that C extensions
won't handle the full range of strings that pure python code will, but
it's a typically pragmatic Python solution, so I'm not about to start a
war about it.
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