[Numpy-discussion] Review of issue 825

Neil Muller drnlmuller+scipy@gmail....
Wed Jun 25 11:49:33 CDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, the problem in the UNICODE_{get,set}item routines is converting between
> ucs4 and the encoding python is using, which may be ucs2.  But there is
> something strange if sparc is using ucs4 (Py_UNICODE_WIDE) and the pointer
> ip is aligned on two bytes instead of 4, that would seem to indicate a
> problem further up the call chain. Could you check that that is actually
> happening, i.e., ip is not 4 byte aligned and Py_UNICODE_WIDE is defined?

You need to keep the test case in the 1st comment of the issue in mind
here - the problem is extracting the unicode string for a dtype
specified as (unsigned char, unicode string). This is allocated as 5
bytes, and the string is not correctly aligned within these 5 bytes
for access via a long pointer, as is needed for the current check in
UNICODE_getitem to work.

Neil Muller

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