[Python-Dev] PEP 3118: Extended buffer protocol (new version)
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Apr 19 20:15:45 CEST 2007
"Travis Oliphant" <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> wrote in message
news:4626F2BC.8070608 at ieee.org...
| I'm good with using an identifier to differentiate between an "allowed"
| flag and a "require" flag. I'm not a big fan of
| VERY_LONG_IDENTIFIER_NAMES though. Just enough to understand what it
| means but not so much that it takes forever to type and uses up
| horizontal real-estate.
To save fingers and real-estate, adopt the following convention:
by default, adjectives like writable and contiguous are 'required'
unless tagged with 'OK', as in WRITABLE_OK.
Explain that in the flag doc just before the flags themselves.
And yes, ND for N_DIMENSIONAL or MULTIDIMENSIONAL
is also a great win that can also be explained in the same intro.
Terry Jan Reedy
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