Author serhiy.storchaka
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Date 2016-11-22.07:55:23
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PyUnicode_AsUTF8AndSize() and PyUnicode_AsUTF8() return a reference to cached readonly UTF-8 representation of a string. Changing the content of the UTF-8 representation is an error. Proposed patch makes these functions returning "const char *" rather of "char *" to force this restriction.

This is backward-incompatible change. Since PyUnicode_AsUTF8AndSize() and PyUnicode_AsUTF8() can return an error, it is more likely that the result is saved in a local variable rather than passing to other function. If the type of this variable is "char *" rather than "const char *", this would cause a compiler error. The fix is simple -- just add the const qualifier to the local variable declaration (more preferable) or cast the result of PyUnicode_AsUTF8AndSize() or PyUnicode_AsUTF8() to "char *".

Both functions are not in stable API.
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