[Python-Dev] graphics maths types in python core?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Apr 5 12:33:33 CEST 2009

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Parts 2 and 3, being the memoryview API and support for the new protocol
> in the builtin types are the parts that are currently restricted to
> simple linear memory views.
> That's largely because parts 2 and 3 are somewhat use case challenged:
> the key motivation behind PEP 3118 was so that libraries like NumPy, PIL
> and the like would have a common standard for data interchange.

If I understand correctly, one of the motivations behind memoryview() is to
replace buffer() as a way to get cheap slicing without memory copies (it's used
e.g. in the C IO library). I don't know whether the third-party types mentioned
above could also benefit from that.



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