[Python-Dev] New type objects and PyObject_New

David Abrahams David Abrahams" <david.abrahams@rcn.com
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 18:33:14 -0500

Uh, never mind, I'm actually doing this:

        // Don't call the type directly to do the construction, since
        // that would require the registration of an appropriate
        // __init__ function.
        PyObject* raw_result = m_class_object->tp_alloc(m_class_object,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Guido van Rossum" <guido@python.org>
To: "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams@rcn.com>
Cc: "Thomas Heller" <thomas.heller@ion-tof.com>; <python-dev@python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] New type objects and PyObject_New

> [Thomas Heller]
> > > It seems possible to create new type objects still with
> > > PyObject_New() instead of calling the type object.
> > > Is this a bug?
> [David Abrahams]
> > I sure hope not! I need that functionality!
> Um, PyObject_New() is the low-level allocation function that you
> should be calling from the type's tp_new, not something you should be
> calling elsewhere to create an instance of a type.
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)