[New-bugs-announce] [issue11477] Bug in code dispatching based on internal slots
Terry J. Reedy
report at bugs.python.org
Sat Mar 12 22:24:51 CET 2011
New submission from Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>:
Example (which can serve as testcase with buggy output corrected).
def __radd__(self, other):
def __rmul__(self, other):
other *= 2
def __iadd__(self, other):
def __mul__(self, other):
z1, z2, c = , L(), C()
z1 += c
z2 += c
print(z1, z2, *c, L()*c)
['bug!'] ['yes!'] [1, 1] [1, 1, 1] # PyPy prints ['yes!'], [1, 1, 1]
Cause was diagnosed by Greg Price in
as checking forward and reverse numeric slots before checking sequence slots for C-coded classes. Such a difference does not exist in Python itself.
In "About raising NotPortableWarning for CPython specific code"
pydev thread starting at
Nick Coghlin identified the fix as "When a given operation has multiple C level slots, shouldn't we be checking all the LHS slots before checking any of the RHS slots?"
Guido replied "Yeah, indeed, on everything you said. The code dispatching based on internal slots is horribly ad-hoc and likely wrong in subtle ways."
I personally think fix should be backported to 2.7 and 3.2, but did not select them because that may be controversial.
components: Interpreter Core
stage: needs patch
title: Bug in code dispatching based on internal slots
versions: Python 3.3
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