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

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Tue Dec 7 19:06:54 CET 2004

Tim Peters wrote:
> [Jim Fulton]
>>Ugh. Part of the problem is that all of those calls are unchecked,
>>Dang us.  If they were checked, then, who knows, we might have
>>gotten informative exceptions.
> They certainly "should" be checked, but as a pragmatic matter
> PyInt_FromLong(1) can't fail -- Python allocates an int object for 1
> (and for about 100 other popular little integers) when it starts up,
> and PyInt_FromLong() just returns a new reference to these
> pre-existing objects whenever possible.

I know. I'm sure that's why we don't bother.  But, obviously,
it can fail.


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