Author ncoghlan
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Date 2011-02-13.22:12:42
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As far as the question of re-exporting the underlying view or not goes, I agree having "memoryview(a)" potentially refer to different underlying memory from "a" itself (because the source object has changed since the first view was exported) is a recipe for confusion. It is also important for ensuring memoryview slicing works correctly.

From a didactic point of view, this would also have the benefit of providing a canonical example of managing exported Py_buffer structs in the CPython source code.

The "repeated slicing" issue is definitely a concern, though. If we declare memoryview objects officially immutable, then we can avoid that by shortcutting the chaining with a typecheck on the referenced object (i.e. call GetBuffer on the source object directly if it is a memoryview, but on the memoryview we're copying otherwise)
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