[Python-Dev] PyObject_New vs PyObject_NEW

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 08:08:20 -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?

You can read the source code as well as I can.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)