[Python-Dev] Re: tp_clear return value

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Fri, 11 Apr 2003 12:54:01 +1200 (NZST)

> it would be nice to get rid of the endlessly repeated ... ugly
> 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'd be pretty nervous about having any longjmps anywhere
near anything Python.

If you do this, you'll have to make it very clear that
tp_traverse implementations MUST NOT alter any Python
ref counts, or rely in any other way on running to 

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