[Python-Dev] String views

Steve Holden 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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