[Python-Dev] PEP: Extending the buffer protocol to share array information.
fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Nov 1 22:46:29 CET 2006
Chris Barker wrote:
> While /F suggested we get off the PIL bandwagon
I suggest we drop the obsession with pointers to memory areas that are
supposed to have a specific format; modern data access API:s don't work
that way for good reasons, so I don't see why Python should grow a
standard based on that kind of model.
the "right solution" for things like this is an *API* that lets you do
view = object.acquire_view(region, supported formats)
... access data in view ...
and, for advanced users
format = object.query_format(constraints)
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