[Python-Dev] Re: tp_clear return value
Thu, 10 Apr 2003 14:04:55 -0700
Tim Peters wrote:
> > Beautiful is better than ugly.
> Whish is another reason <wink> it would be nice to get rid of the endlessly
> repeated masses of ugly
> if (err)
> return err;
> incantations out of the many tp_traverse slots, in return for putting a
> little bit of setjmp/longjmp ugliness in exactly four functions hiding in a
> single module.
I agree that concentrating the ugliness is good. However, how portable
is setjmp/longjmp? The manual page I have says C99. Can we rely on it
being available? If not, could we just disable the gcmodule functions
that depend on it?