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Author Kevin Modzelewski
Recipients Kevin Modzelewski
Date 2016-04-09.01:02:02
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The super() __init__ function fills in the fields of a super object without checking if they were already set.  If someone happens to call __init__ again, the previously-set references will end up getting forgotten and leak memory.

For example:

import sys
sp = super(int, 1)
for i in range(100000):
  super.__init__(sp, float, 1.0)
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