[Python-Dev] Problem with the memory docs

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 05 Apr 2002 11:13:25 -0500

> > 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.

How is this different from what Tim says?  Maybe you read what Tim
wrote as malloc(0)?  But he wrote malloc(1).

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