[Python-Dev] funny leak

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:55:40 +0000

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


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