[Stackless] Re: [Python-Dev] _Py_RefTotal wrong in Py 2.2.3

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Mon Nov 17 17:18:26 CET 2003


Armin Rigo wrote:

...

> I found a few places that manipulate ob_refcnt directly without worrying about 
> keeping _Py_RefTotal or other debugging information in sync:
> 
> * classobject.c:instance_dealloc(), for __del__
> 
> * stringobject.c, for interned strings
> 
> * typeobject.c:slot_tp_del(), for __del__ too
> 
> I bet you could also find these easily, but maybe it should be regarded as a 
> bug list.  At any rate, the __del__ tricks will indeed make some counters 
> invalid.

Many thanks, this was very helpful.
I will probably fix those cases which affect my
code and submit patches. I was just not sure
whether this is a known problem, maybe already solved.

ciao - chris

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