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

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sun Apr 5 03:11:50 CEST 2009

2009/4/4 Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> Hello,
> 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
> returned?

+1 That sounds more useful.

> Thanks for your advice,


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