C API and memory allocation

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Dec 18 15:19:15 CET 2008

Stefan Behnel wrote:
> Aaron Brady wrote:
>> I see.  Do I read correctly that 's' is only useful when the
>> argument's position is known?
> I assume you meant "length".
>>  Otherwise you can't know its length or
>> change its reference count.
> The internal representation of Python byte strings is 0 terminated, so
> strlen() will work.
But remember that a bytestring can contain a zero byte (chr(0) in Python 

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