Author pitrou
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Date 2012-04-17.10:48:30
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> I _think_ the only python related things you can do from tp_clear() is
> Py_DECREF(), this is what I mean by trivial.

Well, Py_DECREF is not trivial at all, since it can invoke arbitrary
Python code (through e.g. weakref callbacks, or by releasing the GIL).
Therefore, I would say any code is allowed from tp_clear :-)

> If file.close() can be an arbitrary python method, then it can no more
> be called from gc, than an object's __del__ method.  This would not be
> a regression, this would be a fact of life.

I don't believe it. I don't see what's magical about being called by the
gc. Again, a Py_DECREF in tp_dealloc can invoke arbitrary Python code.
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