[Python-Dev] Problem with the memory docs

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
05 Apr 2002 08:23:57 +0200


Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> writes:

> Sorry, but this is nuts, and Martin is right that I don't want Python to
> offer a "malloc wrapper" that doesn't meet the standard rules for malloc.
> Instead I intend to change the docs to say that Py_Malloc(0) acts like
> platform malloc(1), and leave it at that.

That, OTOH, is not what Guido wants it to be. Guido wants Py_Malloc to
return 0 *only* in case of failure; allocating 0 bytes should
"normally" succeed. I still cannot see what problems you have with
this requirement.

Regards,
Martin