[Python-Dev] 2.4.4: backport classobject.c HAVE_WEAKREFS?

Raymond Hettinger rhettinger at ewtllc.com
Tue Oct 10 23:47:26 CEST 2006

> The change was for clarity -- most things that have the weakref slots
> filled-in will also make the flag explicit -- that makes it easier on
> the brain when verifying code that checks the weakref flag.

> I don't understand why you added this flag here;

Perhaps my other post wasn't clear.  The change wasn't necessary, so if
it bugs you, feel free to take it out.  Essentially, it was a "note to
self" so that I didn't have to keep looking up what was implied by

> the slightly obscure bit that requires some getting used to is 
> that all these flags don't really mean "I have such and such 
> feature" but just "I could have such and such
> feature, if the corresponding tp_xxx field were set".

I would like to see that cleaned-up for Py3k.  Ideally, the NULL or
non_NULL status of a slot should serve as its flag.


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