[Python-Dev] PyObject_New vs PyObject_NEW

David Abrahams dave@boost-consulting.com
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 07:24:48 -0500

Someone I work with recently caused a test to start asserting in VC7's
instrumented free() call, using a pydebug build.  He explained the
change this way:

"I switched from PyObject_New to PyObject_NEW, which according to it's
documentation omits the check for type_object != 0 and consequently
should run a little bit faster"

[he doesn't ever pass 0 as the typeobject]

Did he miss some other important fact about PyObject_NEW? Does the
doc need to be fixed?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting