[Python-Dev] A little GC confusion
Martin v. Loewis
22 Feb 2002 11:25:09 +0100
"Jason Orendorff" <email@example.com> writes:
> I think David is asking about line 1404 of Objects/typeobject.c,
> where it says that PyType_Type is Py_TPFLAGS_HAVE_GC.
> How can it have GC when many instances are static objects, not
> allocated with PyObject_GC_VarNew()?
Because the type type implements tp_is_gc (typeobject.c:1378),
declaring static type objects as not being gc. In turn, garbage
collection will not attempt to look at the GC header of these type