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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 01:10:37 CEST 2009


Greg Ewing wrote:
> <rant subject="terminology">
> Why is it that whenever the word "buffer" is mentioned,
> some people seem to think it has something to do with
> memoryview? There is no such thing as "a buffer". There
> is the buffer interface, and there are objects which
> support the buffer interface, of which memoryview is
> one among many.
> </rant>

Probably because memoryview *is* the Python API for the C-level buffer
interface. While I can understand that point of view, I don't agree with
it, which is why I consider it important to point out that memoryview's
limitations aren't shared by the underlying API when the topic comes up.

/tangent from the vector math thread (hopefully)

Cheers,
Nick.

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