[New-bugs-announce] [issue15042] Implemented PyState_AddModule, PyState_RemoveModule

Robin Schreiber report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jun 10 11:30:22 CEST 2012

New submission from Robin Schreiber <robin.schreiber at me.com>:

PEP 3121 suggests a new way of Module-initialization, where the module state is being wrapped inside a dedicate struct, which can be accessed at runtime via the PyState_FindModule method. For code outside the Init-method, there is no other way to receive the module-state, as it has no reference to the object created by PyModule_Create.
PyState_FindModule requires, that the module-state has been attached to the interpreter-state beforehand. Inside an extension module code this is almost everywhere the case except inside the Init-method, because currently _PyState_AddModule is only called by the importer AFTER the extension module has been initialized successfully. As most of the macro definitions inside an extension module, which rely on data stored in the module state, have to receive the state via FindModule, they fail to work inside the modules Init-method.

This patch suggests an extension of PyState comprising two publicly available methods (PyState_AddModule, PyState_RemoveModule) that can be called from inside the Init-method, so that the module-state is attached to the interpreter state before further initialization of the module continues. As a result, PyState_FindModule will also work in this region of the extension module and the bespoken expanded macros will also work flawlessly when executed inside the Init code.

This patch is especially important for the future application of PEP 3121 together with PEP 384, as the newly created heap-types now reside inside the module-state. As type-objects are frequently used in macro-definitions which are also expanded within the Init-method of a module (or inside a function called from Init), the module state has to be received via FindModule. (The alternative would be nasty redefinitions of the specific macros, shortly before Init)

components: Interpreter Core
files: PyState_add-remove_module.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 162581
nosy: Robin.Schreiber
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Implemented PyState_AddModule, PyState_RemoveModule
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.3
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file25871/PyState_add-remove_module.patch

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