On Sun, 25 Nov 2018 at 10:15, Stefan Behnel firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Overall, this seems like something that PyPy could try out as an experiment, by just taking a simple extension module and replacing all increfs with newref assignments. And obviously implementing the whole thing for the C-API
Just to be clear, I suggested making a new API, not just tweaking Py_INCREF() and hoping that all the rest works as it is. I'm skeptical about that.
To start with, a ``Py_NEWREF()`` like you describe *will* lead people just renaming all ``Py_INCREF()`` to ``Py_NEWREF()`` ignoring the return value, because that's the easiest change and it would work fine on CPython.