[Python-Dev] Chose a name for a "get unicode as wide character, borrowed reference" function

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at haypocalc.com
Mon Nov 21 18:02:36 CET 2011

Le Lundi 21 Novembre 2011 16:55:05 Antoine Pitrou a écrit :
> > I want to rename PyUnicode_AsUnicode() and change its result type
> > (Py_UNICODE* => wchar_t*). The result will be a "borrowed reference",
> > ie. you don't have to free the memory, it will be done when the Unicode
> > string will be destroyed (by Py_DECREF).
> But this is almost the same as PyUnicode_AsWideCharString, right?

You have to free the memory for PyUnicode_AsWideCharString().

With PyUnicode_AsWideCharXXX(), as PyUnicode_AsUnicode(), you don't have to. 
The memory is handled by the Unicode object.


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