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From Alexey Neyman <>
Subject Re: Bindings for dump stream parser
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:04:09 GMT

On 12/01/2014 06:17 AM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 2:24 AM, Alexey Neyman < 
> <>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     Please review/comment.
> Just a quick question, as my bindings knowledge has grown somewhat 
> stale: why do some of the wrapper functions use a format string with 
> the tuple notation (e.g., "(O)") and others not (e.g., "Oss#O&")?
> I notice that the basic editor wrapping methods have the same 
> disparity.  I'm probably overlooking something obvious, but hey, it's 
> Monday, so be gentle.
It is rather the opposite: the "Oss#O&" implicitly requests a tuple 
packing by virtue of having more than one value to pack.

PyObject_CallMethod (and other similar functions) defer to the 
Py_BuildValue for the description of the format string. The latter 
states that by default, it only builds a tuple if there are two or more 
arguments to be packed; for one argument, it returns just the object 
specified by the format string and for zero arguments, it returns None.

I am not sure what it would mean to pass a non-tuple to a callable 
Python object as an argument though; haven't tried it myself.


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