[Python-Dev] The "lazy strings" patch

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Mon Oct 23 17:28:31 CEST 2006

On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 07:58:25 -0700, Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> wrote:
> [snip]
>If external Python extension modules are as well-behaved as the shipping 
>Python source tree, there simply wouldn't be a problem.  Python source is 
>delightfully consistent about using the macro PyString_AS_STRING() to get at 
>the creamy char *center of a PyStringObject *.  When code religiously uses 
>that macro (or calls PyString_AsString() directly), all it needs is a 
>recompile with the current stringobject.h and it will Just Work.
>I genuinely don't know how many external Python extension modules are well- 
>behaved in this regard.  But in case it helps: I just checked PIL, NumPy, 
>PyWin32, and SWIG, and all of them were well-behaved.

FWIW, http://www.google.com/codesearch?q=+ob_sval


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