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Author vstinner
Recipients loewis, pitrou, vstinner
Date 2010-06-13.21:36:19
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"w#" is not only useless but also not used in py3k source code. "w" is also not used. Only "w*" is used by fnctl and socket modules.

The problem with w# is that the caller cannot "release" the buffer and so we cannot lock the buffer. I don't know exactly what happens if you get a pointer to a bytearray, release the GIL and then use it, whereas another thread modifies and/or destroys the bytearray object. (I suppose that something bad will happen, like a segfault)
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2010-06-13 21:36:22vstinnersetrecipients: + vstinner, loewis, pitrou
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