[Python-ideas] Adding a half-float (16-bit) type to PEP 3118 (and possibly the struct module?)

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Mar 30 23:03:07 CEST 2011

Robert Kern wrote:
> Still, it's 
> worth defining the standard to allow third parties to communicate the 
> full spectrum of things they want to tell each other.

But that's impossible -- there's no way the buffer protocol
can explicitly cover all possible data types that any third
party application might need to deal with.

There needs to be some common ground, and the buffer
protocol currently defines that as the set of standard
C data types.


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