[docs] [issue28977] Document PyObject_CallFunction() special case more explicitly

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Thu Dec 15 03:36:01 EST 2016

New submission from STINNER Victor:

The PyObject_CallFunction() function has a special case if the format string is "O". See my email thread on python-dev:

Serhiy wrote: "It is documented for Py_BuildValue(), and the documentation of PyObject_CallFunction() refers to Py_BuildValue()." which is true, but I would prefer to be more explicit to avoid bad surprises (see issues #21209 and #28920).

Attached patch modifies PyObject_CallFunction() doc to mention the "O" format special case in the .rst doc and the .h comment.

The documentation of PyObject_CallMethod() and _PyObject_CallMethodId() should also be modified, but I would prefer to wait for a first review on the added text before modifying all functions.

I proposed to only modify Python 3.7 because Include/abstract.h was a in a bad shape: I rewrote this file to make it easier to maintain, but only in Python 3.7, see issue #28838.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation, Interpreter Core
files: call_doc.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 283256
nosy: docs at python, haypo, serhiy.storchaka
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Document PyObject_CallFunction() special case more explicitly
versions: Python 3.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file45908/call_doc.patch

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