[Python-Dev] PyObject_SetAttr - is it the only way types should set attributes?

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com (Skip Montanaro)
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 11:00:52 -0500

In thinking about the implementation of TRACK_GLOBAL some more, I'm trying
to figure out where object updating is going to take place.  Is
PyObject_GenericSetAttr the only way C-based objects should set attributes?
If so, that would be a central place to provide this functionality.
Otherwise, I fear that a lot of C code will have to be twiddled to provide
this functionality.

I worry especially about third-party extension modules.  Accordingly, I took
a look at


Unfortunately, that section seems to be truncated (in the TeX source as
well).  I filed a bug report: