Author rfk
Recipients docs@python, rfk
Date 2012-06-04.00:32:51
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PyLong_FromString will raise a ValueError if the given string doesn't contain a null byte after the digits.  For example, this will result in a ValueError

   char *pend;
   PyLong_FromString("1234 extra", &pend, 10)

While this will successfully read the number and set the pointer to the extra data:

   char *pend;
   PyLong_FromString("1234\0extra", &pend, 10)

The requirement for a null-terminated string of digits is not clear from the docs.  Suggested re-wording attached.
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