[Python-Dev] funny leak
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:55:40 +0000
Tim Peters <email@example.com> writes:
>> A quick eyeballing suggests there are a bunch more of these, but only
>> on error returns.
> Possibly. If a dict setitem call fails, it's almost certainly because we're
> out of memory, and the program is going to die soon regardless. How much
> pain it's worth to die with a refcount that's not one too large is open to
> debate <wink>.
This occurred to me too. I don't think I care enough to do anything
about it today.
In case you're not a computer person, I should probably point out
that "Real Soon Now" is a technical term meaning "sometime before
the heat-death of the universe, maybe".
-- Scott Fahlman <firstname.lastname@example.org>