[Python-Dev] The "lazy strings" patch

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Oct 23 08:03:17 CEST 2006

Josiah Carlson wrote:

> It would be a radical change for Python 2.6, and really the 2.x series,
> likely requiring nontrivial changes to extension modules that deal with
> strings, and the assumptions about strings that have held for over a
> decade.

the assumptions hidden in everyone's use of the C-level string API is 
the main concern here, at least for me; radically changing the internal 
format is not a new idea, but it's always been held off because we have 
no idea how people are using the C API.


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