[New-bugs-announce] [issue9014] Incorrect documentation of the PyObject_HEAD macro

Renato Cunha report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jun 16 21:58:50 CEST 2010

New submission from Renato Cunha <renato at renatocunha.com>:

PyObject_HEAD's documentation in py3k (http://docs.python.org/dev/py3k/c-api/structures.html#PyObject_HEAD) uses the same content used in the python 2.x's docs which is wrong, as there were some API changes.

PyObject_HEAD is actually defined as

#define PyObject_HEAD PyObject ob_base;

with PyObject defined as

typedef struct _object {
    Py_ssize_t ob_refcnt;
    struct _typeobject *ob_type;
} PyObject;

(The PyTRACE_REFS discussion is still valid, though.)

Additionally, it'd be nice to mention that the Py_REFCNT(ob) and Py_TYPE(ob) macros should be used to access the PyObject members.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 107953
nosy: docs at python, trovao
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Incorrect documentation of the PyObject_HEAD macro
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 3.3

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