[Python-Dev] pymalloc and overallocation (unicodeobject.c,2.139,2.140 checkin)

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 00:42:20 -0400

> Yet another idea: decode into a fixed-size stack-allocated buffer.  If
> it fits in that buffer, use PyString_FromStringAndSize().  Otherwise,
> do the overallocation thing.

How come we can't use a version of C that pulls this trick for us
automatically <wink>?  We do end up there a lot.

Here's a patch that does it for PyUnicode_EncodeUTF8: