[Python-Dev] Is "t#" argument format meant to be char buffer, or just read-only?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Jun 8 10:52:01 CEST 2006

Thomas Heller wrote:

> I think that hexlify should be able to use any buffer object that has
> a readable memory block, not only those with charbuffers.
> The docs say that the binascii methods are used to "convert between binary
> and various ASCII-encoded binary representations".

So why the heck is hexlify looking for charbuffers and not
byte buffers in the first place?


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