[Patches] why not just apply Garbage Collection patch?
Tue, 25 Apr 2000 11:05:06 -0600
On Mon, Apr 24, 2000 at 04:13:08PM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Thanks. I haven't looked at it lately. What do you think of binary
> compatibility? Could an extension built before this was patched in
> get in trouble because of changed object lay-out?
Yes. The way PyObject_NEW works on Windows is a problem.
> Plus, I owe Vladimir Marangozov a green light to generate a new
> version of his memory management patches; that will also interfere
> with the GC patches (and make a few things easier, I believe).
> Vladimir's patches should preferably be applied before Neil's.
Yes. Vladimir can then get the blame for breaking already
compiled extensions. :)
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