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> Is introducing tp_clear on functions a thing that has ABI consequences? In other words, if we take our time on this, would it land in 3.8.1 or 3.9.0?

I think it should not have ABI consequences.  However, I see the addition of tp_clear as a new feature.  Leaking memory due to reference cycles is bad behavior but not a bug to be fixed in a maintenance release.  Unless we require full GC protocol on every container object, we can't promise not to leak.

Inaka's change to add func tp_clear has been in all the 3.8.0 pre-releases (I think).  So, it should be pretty well exercised by now (at least, as well as the per-releases are tested).
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