[Python-Dev] PEP 393: Flexible String Representation

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Thu Jan 27 23:53:40 CET 2011


"Martin v. Löwis", 24.01.2011 21:17:
> If the string is created directly with the canonical representation
> (see below), this representation doesn't take a separate memory block,
> but is allocated right after the PyUnicodeObject struct.

Does this mean it's supposed to become a PyVarObject? Antoine proposed 
that, too. Apart from breaking (more or less) all existing C subtyping 
code, this will also make it harder to subtype it in new code. I don't like 
that idea at all.

Stefan



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