[snake-farm] Re: [Python-Dev] Snake farm

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 10:47:55 -0500

[Martin v. Loewis]
> ...
> Now, the question is: where does that pointer come from? This should
> be from funcobject.c:457, which says
> 		k = PyMem_NEW(PyObject *, 2*nk);
> Unless I'm mistaken, this expands to malloc().

Which version of Python is getting built here?

In 2.3,  PyMem_NEW resolves to malloc() in a release build, but not a debug
build (in a debug build, all Python memory API calls go through pymalloc).
This may be vaguely <wink> relevant, since Marc said

    This doesn't happen if either --without-pymalloc or --with-pydebug
    is given.

In the former case (--without-pymalloc) pymalloc isn't used at all; in the
latter case (--with-pydebug) pymalloc is always used.  In 2.3.  Since I saw


flash by, I figure that's right for this build.