[Python-Dev] String views

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Sep 6 14:18:42 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)?

Yes, but in some cases that's unavoidable. It would be
impractical to provide embedded-NUL-capable replacements
for all C functions that someone might want (and flat-out
impossible for some, e.g. os.open()).


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