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

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Oct 13 11:22:09 CEST 2006

Nick Coghlan wrote:

> > would collapse to
> >
> >     static PyTypeObject NoddyType;
> Wouldn't that have to be a pointer to allow the Python runtime complete
> control of the structure size without recompiling the extension?:
>      static PyTypeObject *NoddyType;

yeah, that's a silly typo.  or maybe I was thinking of something really clever that
I can no longer remember.

>      NoddyType = PyType_Alloc("noddy.Noddy");
>      if (!NoddyType)
>          return;

the fewer places you have to check for an error, the less chance you have to
forget to do it.  my proposal implied that the NULL check should be done in

I've posted slightly cleaned up version of my rough proposal here:



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