[Python-Dev] ctypes: is it intentional that id() is the only way to get the address of an object?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Jan 18 05:55:35 EST 2019

On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:18:17 -0800
Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 22:11 Steve Dower <steve.dower at python.org wrote:
> > For everyone who managed to reply *hours* after Eryk Sun posted the
> > correct answer and still get it wrong, here it is again in full.
> >
> > As a bonus, here's a link to the place where this answer appears in the
> > documentation:
> > https://docs.python.org/3/library/ctypes.html#ctypes.py_object  
> Eryk's answer is actually much more useful than the documentation. I've
> read that documentation many times, but always decided not to use py_object
> because I couldn't figure out what it would actually do...


Needless to say, this is an opportunity to improve the documentation ;-)



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