[Python-Dev] Heap allocated type objects from C
ehuss at ironport.com
Fri Jun 25 21:38:25 EDT 2004
I've been messing around with dynamically generating type objects from C.
In particular, I made a module to generate structseq type objects.
See sourceforge bug 624827 and patch 980098.
I ran into a fair amount of difficulty in doing this. There doesn't
appear to be a direct C API for doing this. One possible method is
calling PyType_Type.tp_new() and then updating the returned type object as
needed, but that seemed a little dirty.
First, could someone tell me if I took the correct route for creating a
type object on the heap (based on my patch).
Second, shouldn't there be a more direct API for doing this? Perhaps a
more generalized interface to type_new(), or maybe something completely
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