[Python-Dev] String views
skip at pobox.com
Tue Sep 6 17:32:22 CEST 2005
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.
Skip> Isn't that just floating an implementation detail up to the
Skip> programmer (who may well not be POSIX- or Unix-aware)?
Fredrik> so if POSIX refuses to deal with, e.g., NUL bytes in file
Fredrik> names, Python should somehow work around that to avoid
Fredrik> "exposing implementation details" ?
I don't know what the correct answer is. I suspect the right thing to do
will vary depending on what C function is being wrapped. I was just making
sure I understood correctly that there is a potential problem.
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