[Python-Dev] Chose a name for a "get unicode as wide character, borrowed reference" function
victor.stinner at haypocalc.com
Mon Nov 21 12:53:17 CET 2011
With the PEP 393, the Py_UNICODE is now deprecated and scheduled for removal
in Python 4. PyUnicode_AsUnicode() and PyUnicode_AsUnicodeAndSize() functions
are still commonly used on Windows to get the string as wchar_t* without
having to care of freeing the memory: it's a borrowed reference (pointer).
I would like to add a new PyUnicode_AsWideChar() function which would return
the borrowed reference, exactly as PyUnicode_AsUnicode(). The problem is that
"PyUnicode_AsWideChar" already exists in Python 3.2, as
Do you have an suggestion for a name of such function?
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