[Python-Dev] are CObjects inherently unsafe?

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Dec 4 19:56:43 EST 2003

Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net>:

> It seems to me that any time there are more than two CObjects around we 
> have a good chance of causing mischief:

Indeed, CObjects seem fundamentally dangerous to me, unless
the modules which create and use them are extremely careful
to make sure they can tell whether they've got the right
kind of CObject.

And I suspect that many modules which make use of CObjects
aren't that careful. CStringIO obviously isn't...

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