[Python-Dev] nested classes leaking in compiler

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Mar 28 11:50:13 CET 2008

While preparing the Python-AST compilation patch, I noticed that each
class nested in a class leaks one reference (2.5 and trunk).

It wasn't found by regrtest -R because it only happens on compiling,
and it seems that all snippets compiled during the tests as opposed to
on import didn't contain such a construct.

The AST generation stage is fine, the leak happens somehwere
after that (I suspect the symtable code). It would be nice if someone
who understands more about that code than I do could fix this.


Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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