[Python-Dev] _PyString_Resize

Neil Hodgson nhodgson@bigpond.net.au
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 08:09:13 +1000

Tim Peters:

> The error is that if _PyString_Resize runs out of memory, it automatically
> decrefs the input string object s ...

   Do you have a good way to test out-of-memory handling with either
reproducible or random failures? Some of the time I'm conscientious about
this and at other times not. Without being able to simulate memory
exhaustion the handling code never gets tested and so will be full of bugs.