[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r46300 - in python/trunk: Lib/socket.py Lib/test/test_socket.py Lib/test/test_struct.py Modules/_struct.c Modules/arraymodule.c Modules/socketmodule.c

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat May 27 14:06:58 CEST 2006

On May 26, 2006, at 4:56 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> On 5/26/06, martin.blais <python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
>> Log:
>> Support for buffer protocol for socket and struct.
>> * Added socket.recv_buf() and socket.recvfrom_buf() methods, that  
>> use the buffer
>>   protocol (send and sendto already did).
>> * Added struct.pack_to(), that is the corresponding buffer  
>> compatible method to
>>   unpack_from().
> Hm... The file object has a similar method readinto(). Perhaps the
> methods introduced here could follow that lead instead of using two
> different new naming conventions?

(speaking specifically about struct and not socket)

pack_to and unpack_from are named as such because they work with objects
that support the buffer API (not file-like-objects). I couldn't find any
existing convention for objects that manipulate buffers in such a way.
If there is an existing convention then I'd be happy to rename these.

"readinto" seems to imply that some kind of position is being  
Grammatically it only works if it's implemented on all buffer  
objects, but
in this case it's implemented on the Struct type.


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