[Python-Dev] Extended Buffer Interface/Protocol
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Mar 21 23:40:49 CET 2007
Neil Hodgson wrote:
> I think one of the motivations for discontiguous segments was for
> split buffers which are commonly used in text editors.
Note that this is different from the case of an array
of pointers to arrays, which is a multi-dimensional
array structure, whereas a split buffer is a concatenation
of two (possibly different sized) one-dimensional arrays.
So an array-of-pointers interface wouldn't be a direct
substitute for the existing multi-segment buffer
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