[Python-Dev] PyObject_New vs PyObject_NEW

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 11:02:31 +0000

Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> writes:

> [David Abrahams]
>> ...
>> It seems to me that in light of all this, it's probably worth noting
>> this difference between PyObject_New and PyObject_NEW in the docs.
> I don't think the macro versions should ever be used outside the core.
> Inside the core, it's safe.  So I think the "doc bug" is that the docs
> mention PyObject_NEW at all.

What, precisely, does PyObject_NEW save you?  From a brief squint at
the sources, my best guess is "nothing" -- and it may even be a
pessimization due to increased code size.

Maybe we could kill it entirely (after the usual round of
deprecations, of course).


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