[Python-Dev] The Trick
jacobs at penguin.theopalgroup.com
Sat Oct 18 14:00:28 EDT 2003
On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I don't like the trick of avoiding the copy if the refcount is one;
> AFAIK it can't be done in Jython.
There is also a problem with the strategy if if gets called by a C
extension. It is perfectly feasible for a C extension to hold the only
reference to an object, call the copying sort (directly or indirectly), and
then be very surprised that the copy did not take place.
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