Author skrah
Recipients Arfrever, Gregory.Andersen, amaury.forgeotdarc, franck, georg.brandl, lemburg, ncoghlan, pitrou, serhiy.storchaka, skrah, stutzbach, vstinner
Date 2013-01-09.22:54:12
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Nick, I'm adding you to the nosy list since this issue seems related to PEP 432.

Quick summary: Globals are used in unicodeobject.c before they are initialized.
Also, Unicode objects are created before PyType_Ready(&PyUnicode_Type) has been
called.


This happens during startup:


_Py_InitializeEx_Private():

  _Py_ReadyTypes():

    PyType_Ready(&PyType_Type);

    [...]

    Many Unicode objects like "" or "__add__" are created. Uninitialized
    globals have led to a crash (#16143). This is fixed by Serhiy's patch,
    which always dynamically checks all globals for NULL before using them.
    However, Unicode objects are still created at this point.

    [...]

    PyType_Ready(&PyUnicode_Type); /* Called for the first time */

    [...]

  _PyUnicode_Init:

    for (i = 0; i < 256; i++)       /* Could leak if latin1 strings
        unicode_latin1[i] = NULL;      have already been created. */

    PyType_Ready(&PyUnicode_Type);  /* Called a second time! */


So, considering PEP 432:  Are these "pre-type-ready" Unicode objects
safe to use, or should something be done about it?
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