[Python-Dev] cStringIO buffer interface
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Wed Apr 30 18:51:25 CEST 2008
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 9:36 AM, Farshid Lashkari <flashk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was just curious as to why cStringIO objects don't implement the
> buffer interface. cStringIO objects seem similar to string and array
> objects, and those support the buffer protocol. Is there a reason
> against allowing cStringIO to support at least the read buffer
> interface, or is just that nobody has considered it until now?
Well, for one, it would mean you could no longer exchange a StringIO
instance for a cStringIO instance.
Also, what's the compelling use case you're thinking of?
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