API question -- decref after adding to dictionary?

Michael P. Reilly arcege at shore.net
Fri Aug 6 16:25:05 CEST 1999

Fred L. Drake <fdrake at cnri.reston.va.us> wrote:

: Rich Salz writes:
:  > The API documentation doesn't seem to say what the functions do to
:  > object references.  Am I missing it, or do I really have to read the

: Rich,
:   This is a matter of completeness; the API docs just aren't "there"
: yet in this regard, and the time to devote to adding the information
: hasn't been available.
:   In the meanwhile, I'd certainly be glad to receive patches which
: added the information to the API reference.
:   I do hope that this isn't a deciding factor as to whether you use
: Python.  The discussions of reference counting in the API and
: Extending & Embedding manuals do try to explain the approaches taken
: in Python and reduce the pain significantly.  I've written a number of 
: C extensions myself, including one very early in my experience with
: Python, and haven't had a lot of difficulty with it.  (Note: I did
: *not* say I haven't had any difficulties!)

Fred, I haven't given up on my own extention writing section, just gotten
delayed researching the C++ side of it.  Should I just drop it?


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