[Python-Dev] PEP: Extending the buffer protocol to share array information.
fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Nov 1 08:53:04 CET 2006
Terry Reedy wrote:
> I believe that at present PyGame can only work with external images that it
> is programmed to know how to import. My guess is that if image source
> program X (such as PIL) described its data layout in a way that NumPy could
> read and act on, the import/copy step could be eliminated.
I wish you all stopped using PIL as an example in this discussion;
for PIL 2, I'm moving towards an entirely opaque data model, with a
"data view"-style client API.
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