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Author terry.reedy
Recipients Robin.Schreiber, amaury.forgeotdarc, asvetlov, loewis, ned.deily, pitrou, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy
Date 2016-05-07.22:42:10
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The news part of the patch did not apply  -- best not to include such in posted patches.

After recompiliing 3.5 on Windows 10, the two tkinter test cases give the 3.3 TypeErrors instead of crashing.  test_tcl also runs.  curses does not run on Windows.

I do not know enough internals to really understand #15721 or why you call the fix a workaround, but I do understand 'exception' (OK) versus 'crash' (forbidden).  Unless you think restoring the previous situation (tp_new = NUll) can cause a worse problem, I would apply this soon, within a week, so not forgotten before the June update releases.  The tcl test addition is correct.  The fix can be improved later if you think of something better.

I initially wondered why _tkinter has classes that cannot be instantiated (from Python).  Then I discovered that this is normal, and that the exception is standard.

>>> type(iter([]))()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: cannot create 'list_iterator' instances

Is list_iterator.tp_new NULL?  Or does it raise instead of crash by other means?
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