[Python-Dev] Include ctypes into core Python?

Neal Norwitz nnorwitz at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 08:22:56 CET 2006

On 1/10/06, Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net> wrote:
> centurion:~ > python < .
> Segmentation fault

I fixed that in Oct in head and 2.4 branch.  Although Skip filed a bug
since Py_FatalError() is called which generates a core dump in debug
builds at least.  http://python.org/sf/1353504

I'm not sure what else can be done except perhaps just print to stderr
and exit() rather than abort().

> >>> sys.setrecursionlimit(1<<30)
> >>> f = lambda f:f(f)
> >>> f(f)
> Segmentation fault

Added as Lib/test/crashers/recursive_call.py

I'm sure there are many more similar to this one though.

> There's more, all from Python itself.

We should at least try to clearly document limitations such as these. 
That's why I added the crashers directory.  Maybe we can even find
volunteers to fix these.


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