Bug in Python?

Sven R. Kunze srkunze at mail.de
Fri Feb 26 17:08:41 EST 2016

Hi everybody,

I recognized the following oddity (background story: 

Python sometimes seems not to hop back and forth between C and Python code.

Can somebody explain this?

class MyList(list):
     count = 0
     def __setitem__(self, key, value):
         self.count += 1
         super(MyList, self).__setitem__(key, value)

# using heapq directly
from heapq import heappop
ml = MyList(range(10))
heappop(ml)                 # that's C
print(ml.count) # print 0

# using exact copy from heapq
from heapq import _siftup
def my_heappop(heap):
     lastelt = heap.pop()
     if heap:
         returnitem = heap[0]
         heap[0] = lastelt
         _siftup(heap, 0)    # that's C
         return returnitem
     return lastelt

ml = MyList(range(10))
print(ml.count) # print 6


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