[Python-Dev] BufferedReader.peek() ignores its argument

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Apr 5 03:03:23 CEST 2009


Currently, BufferedReader.peek() ignores its argument and can return more or
less than the number of bytes requested by the user. This is how it was
implemented in the Python version, and we've reflected this in the C version.

It seems a bit strange and unhelpful though. Should we change the implementation
so that the argument to peek() becomes the upper bound to the number of bytes

Thanks for your advice,


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