[Python-Dev] Possible bug in complexobject.c (still in Python 2.5)

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Thu Jun 1 06:27:40 CEST 2006

Travis E. Oliphant wrote:
> I'm curious about the difference between
> float_subtype_new  in floatobject.c
> complex_subtype_from_c_complex in complexobject.c
> The former uses type->tp_alloc(type, 0) to create memory for the object
> while the latter uses PyType_GenericAlloc(type, 0) to create memory for
> the sub-type (thereby by-passing the sub-type's own memory allocator).
> It seems like this is a bug.   Shouldn't type->tp_alloc(type, 0) also be
> used in the case of allocating complex subtypes?

I submitted an entry and a patch for this on SourceForge Tracker (#1498638)



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