[Python-Dev] [Python 2.4] PyInt_FromLong returning NULL

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Dec 7 18:28:45 CET 2004

Andreas Jung <lists at andreas-jung.com> writes:

> While using Zope 2.7 with Python 2.4 we discovered some strange
> behaviour of the security machinery.
> I could track this down to some Zope code in cAccessControl.c where an
> Unauthorized exception is
> raised because of a call to PyInt_FromLong(1) which returns NULL. What
> could be the reason that
> such a "stupid" call return NULL in a reproducable way?

A memory scribble somewhere else?  Possibly a DECREF too many somewhere?

Is an exception set?  Have you tried a debug build?  Etc.


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