BUG? PyMem_Free vs strdup

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Wed Nov 5 18:48:52 CET 2003


Robin Becker <robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk> writes:

> I am trying a debugging version of Python 2.3 under win32. In my
> extension I am getting a memory checking debug interrupt when attempting
> to free a string that was allocated using strdup.

In a debug build *all* allocations that Python does go via pymalloc.

> I don't think I've done something to change the bytes, but can I mix
> strdup allocated memory with the "Python heap" which is what the manual
> talks about or is this a bug? 

Doesn't look like it!

Cheers,
mwh

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