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Author vstinner
Recipients vstinner
Date 2019-04-08.16:56:29
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Disable the compilation of the built-in _abc module. For example, on Python 3.7 apply the following patch:

diff --git a/Modules/Setup.dist b/Modules/Setup.dist
index 8cc6bf0540..4015527b32 100644
--- a/Modules/Setup.dist
+++ b/Modules/Setup.dist
@@ -114,7 +114,7 @@ _weakref _weakref.c                 # weak references
 _functools -DPy_BUILD_CORE _functoolsmodule.c   # Tools for working with functions and callable objects
 _operator _operator.c                  # operator.add() and similar goodies
 _collections _collectionsmodule.c      # Container types
-_abc _abc.c                            # Abstract base classes
+#_abc _abc.c                           # Abstract base classes
 itertools itertoolsmodule.c            # Functions creating iterators for efficient looping
 atexit atexitmodule.c                  # Register functions to be run at interpreter-shutdown
 _signal -DPy_BUILD_CORE signalmodule.c
@@ -363,7 +363,8 @@ xxsubtype xxsubtype.c
 # Uncommenting the following line tells makesetup that all following modules
 # are not built (see above for more detail).
 #_sqlite3 _tkinter _curses pyexpat
 #_codecs_jp _codecs_kr _codecs_tw unicodedata

Recompile Python, check:

$ ./python -c 'import _abc'
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named '_abc'


$ ./python -u -m test -R 3:3 test_functools -m test_mro_conflicts 

Error without _abc:

test test_functools crashed -- Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/vstinner/prog/python/3.7/Lib/test/libregrtest/", line 180, in runtest_inner
    refleak = dash_R(the_module, test, test_runner, ns.huntrleaks)
  File "/home/vstinner/prog/python/3.7/Lib/test/libregrtest/", line 71, in dash_R
  File "/home/vstinner/prog/python/3.7/Lib/test/libregrtest/", line 148, in dash_R_cleanup
  File "/home/vstinner/prog/python/3.7/Lib/", line 60, in register
    raise TypeError("Can only register classes")
TypeError: Can only register classes

With built-in _abc module, regrtest is fine.

The problem comes from pure-Python reimplementation of abc._get_dump() in Lib/test/libregrtest/

    def _get_dump(cls):
        # For legacy Python version
        return (cls._abc_registry, cls._abc_cache,
                cls._abc_negative_cache, cls._abc_negative_cache_version)

The first item tuple must be a set of weak references. Currently, it's a weak set of strong references.

Attached PR fix the issue.
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