Author kelleynnn
Recipients kelleynnn, ncoghlan, pitrou, skrah
Date 2014-06-07.22:51:53
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I have verified that this feature is unused in the source tree; in fact, there are no internal calls to bytearray_getbuffer() at all. The only thing bytearray_getbuffer() does with its second arg is pass it to PyBuffer_FillInfo(), which immediately checks it and passes 0 up the call stack if it is NULL. (A comment in PyBuffer_FillInfo() asks why -1 is not passed up instead; it's probably to distinguish this feature from the error condition handled in the immediately following conditional block.)

There are potentially other issues stemming from this legacy feature in bytearray_getbuffer(), PyBuffer_FillInfo(), and elsewhere. The maintainers may see fit to open tickets on these issues as well.

There's more relevant commentary on the feature here:
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