Proper application of the buffer interface

Skip Montanaro skip at mojam.com
Fri Aug 6 19:07:08 CEST 1999


Sorry to be a numbskull, but since there is apparently little or no
documentation for the buffer interface yet, can someone give me a thumbnail
sketch of why we have it and what it's used for?  I can guess that there are
some situations where using string objects as raw buffers could lead to
misinterpretation of their contents, especially since not everything is
US-ASCII anymore.  Beyond that, I'm not sure why there would be a
distinction between buffers and strings.

Thx,

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