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Author mark.dickinson
Recipients Rhamphoryncus, ajaksu2, amaury.forgeotdarc, benjamin.peterson, collinwinter, eric.smith, ezio.melotti, gvanrossum, jafo, jimjjewett, lemburg, mark.dickinson, orivej, pitrou, rhettinger, terry.reedy
Date 2010-01-10.22:36:26
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I find that the null termination for 8-bit strings makes low-level parsing operations (e.g., parsing a numeric string) safer and easier:  for example, it makes skipping a series of digits with something like:

while (isdigit(*s)) ++s;

safe.  I'd imagine that null terminated PyUNICODE arrays would have similar benefits.
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