[Python-ideas] pop multiple elements of a list at once

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Jul 12 14:59:56 CEST 2010

On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 22:45:10 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> For the record, neither pymalloc nor the OS support breaking a chunk
> of already allocated memory in two that way - you need some master
> object to maintain control of it, and then use other pointers to look
> at subsections. Since memoryview objects in 3.x and 2.7 are designed
> specifically to provide a window onto a chunk of memory owned by
> another object (such as the storage underlying an array object)
> without copying, it seems like that is the kind of thing the original
> poster is actually looking for.

memoryviews don't provide a high-level view over their chunk of memory,
though, only bytes-level.
(they were specified to provide such a view, but it was never

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