[Python-Dev] Inconsistency of PyModule_AddObject()

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Wed Apr 27 16:51:29 EDT 2016

Hrvoje Niksic <hrvoje.niksic <at> avl.com> writes:
> This inconsistency has caused bugs (or, more fairly, potential leaks) 
> before, see http://bugs.python.org/issue1782
> Unfortunately, the suggested Python 3 change to PyModule_AddObject was 
> not accepted.

First, these "leaks" only potentially show up when you already have
much bigger problems (i.e. on Linux the machine would already freeze
due to overallocation).

Second, these "leaks" don't even show up as "definitely lost" in
Valgrind (yes, I checked).

On the bright side, Python must be in a very healthy state if we
can afford to spend time on issues such as this one.

Stefan Krah

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