[C++-sig] Boost.Python Memory Leaks?

Lawrence Spector Lawrence.Spector at CanfieldSci.com
Thu Jun 28 20:51:56 CEST 2007

>From the link you sent, it sounds like it will be taken care of in the
future, so that's a good sign.


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Subject: Re: [C++-sig] Boost.Python Memory Leaks?

On 6/28/07, Lawrence Spector <Lawrence.Spector at canfieldsci.com> wrote:
> If this is true, that's a little upsetting to hear.  Boost is supposed
to be
> one of the best and most complete libraries ever written.

I don't think so, first of all they should be useful and only than ...
Boost.Python is one of the most useful libraries for the bindings

> I haven't seen
> this awful practice elsewhere from within boost.

This is not as awful as you think about it.

>  Not releasing dynamically
> allocated memory is a bad programming practice and is not guaranteed
to be
> freed on all platforms (although is on most).  Furthermore, any
> never get called.

I am not sure whether you understand what memory Boost.Python doesn't

> The Boost.Python group needs to address this issue,
> because IMHO this is a serious bug/design flaw.

I am sure the developers will be glad to get the patches from you :-)

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