[New-bugs-announce] [issue24436] _PyTraceback_Add has no const qualifier for its char * arguments
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Thu Jun 11 22:24:52 CEST 2015
New submission from Michael Ensslin:
The prototype for the public API function _PyTraceback_Add is declared
_PyTraceback_Add(char *, char *, int);
Internally, its char * arguments are passed verbatim to PyCode_NewEmpty, which takes const char * arguments.
The missing 'const' qualifier for the arguments of _PyTraceback_Add thus serves no purpose, and means that C++ code can't invoke the method with const char * arguments.
I've attached a proposed patch.
I can't think of any negative consequences from adding the 'const' qualifier (famous last words).
components: Interpreter Core
title: _PyTraceback_Add has no const qualifier for its char * arguments
versions: Python 3.5, Python 3.6
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file39685/const.patch
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