[Python-Dev] Borrowed and Stolen References in API

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue May 10 03:28:04 CEST 2011

Marvin Humphrey wrote:

>   incremented: The caller has to account for an additional refcount.
>   decremented: The caller has to account for a lost refcount.

I'm not sure that really clarifies anything. These terms
sound like they're talking about the reference count of the
object, but if they correspond to borrowed/stolen, they
don't necessarily correlate with what actually happens to
the reference count.


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