[Python-Dev] bytes-like objects

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Mon Oct 6 10:33:03 CEST 2014

On 10/06/2014 06:34 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> 3. "buffer" is a completely new term for most users, and one that
> refers to an implementation detail of memoryview, moreso than
> something developers actually need to care about. Using it directly in
> error messages and documentation is to make the abstraction leak in a
> way that raises unnecessary barriers to entry.

Especially since buffer() is gone in Py3.

The only prominent mention of "buffer" in the docs is now the C API section
that explains the buffer protocol.  Since this is cross-referenced
from the "bytes-like object" glossary, it will lead people who want to
write such an object to the right place.


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