Interesting Segfault... Or not?

Will Ware wware at world.std.com
Wed Aug 22 22:10:54 CEST 2001


Matthew Turk (m-turk at nwu.edu) wrote:
> Does this mean I'm not decrementing a reference I ought to?  ...
> Thanks - if anybody has any ideas, that is!

Two thoughts. First, gdb will treat you a lot more kindly if you
rebuild Python with debugging turned on, using "-g" as one of your
CFLAGS.

Second, I once came up with a clever hack to help debug the kinds
of reference counting problems you mention. It's here:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&safe=off&rnum=2&selm=G18tKx.IJC%40world.std.com

Hoping it will be helpful to you.

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