[Python-Dev] RE: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Objects
typeobject.c, 2.244, 2.245
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Thu Oct 9 01:03:03 EDT 2003
> Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:
> > Maybe PyBool_FromLong() itself could make this unneeded by adding
> > something like
> > if (ok < 0 && PyErr_Occurred())
> > return NULL;
> > to its start?
> That would an incompatible change. I would expect PyBool_FromLong(i)
> do the same thing as bool(i).
Well, it still does, *except* if you have a pending exception. IMO
what happens when you make a Python API call while an exception is
pending is pretty underspecified, so it's doubtful whether this
> > Maybe a pair of macros Py_return_True and Py_return_False would make
> > sense?
> You should, of course, add Py_return_None to it, as well.
> Then you will find that some contributor goes on a crusade to use
> these throughout very quickly :-)
There's the minor issue of how to spell it (Mark Hammond may have a
different suggestion) but that certain contributor has my approval
once we get the spelling agreed upon.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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