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Re: Python binding memory management code

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-10-20 20:32:28 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> So I'm trying to review r16806, r16807 and r16842, so we can merge
> them into the 1.3 branch and do away with the mod_python
> multithreading crashes that have been reported. Part of the change
> makes sense (the atexit moving into python land instead of C land, so
> we can be sure it's still safe to run python code when our cleanups
> get called), but the rest seems to be a rewrite of the underlying
> python memory management stuff from C/Swig voodoo into python voodoo.
> Now as far as that goes, it looks fine, the python code seems to do
> something similar to what the C/Swig code did, at least to my
> untrained eye, but what's missing is an overview of what the stuff is
> generally trying to do.
> Does any such documentation exist? If not, could we perhaps write
> some, maybe placing a descriptive comment in proxy_apr.swg would be a
> good idea, just so the magic that occurs with the python bindings and
> APR pools can be more easily understood.

I agree. One thing in particular which I totally don't understand, and would
like to see explained, is why it is save for make_ob_pool() to totally
ignore its input.


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