[Python-Dev] Functions that steal references (Re: [pygame] [patch] minor memory leaks...)

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Wed Jun 17 01:24:27 CEST 2009

Benjamin Peterson schrieb:
> 2009/6/16 Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>:
>> Lenard Lindstrom wrote:
>>> I assumed that since PyModule_AddObject is documented as stealing a
>>> reference, it always stole a reference. But in reality it only does so
>>> conditionally, when it succeeds.
>> As an aside, is this a general feature of functions
>> that steal references, or is PyModule_AddObject an
>> oddity?
> IIRC, It's an oddity.

But it is a convenient oddity nonetheless.


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