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Date 2020-04-28.17:45:57
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I looked how Cython uses PyFrameObject:

* read f_lasti
* read/write f_back
* write f_lineno
* read f_localsplus
* read/write f_trace


* Cython/Debugger/ code using the Python API of gdb to read PyFrameObject.f_lasti. It it used to compute the line number of a frame. The python_step() function puts a watch point on "f->f_lasti".
* Cython/Utility/Coroutine.c: set PyFrameObject.f_back using "f->f_back = tstate->frame;" and "Py_CLEAR(f->f_back);".
* Cython/Utility/ModuleSetupCode.c, __Pyx_PyFrame_SetLineNumber(): set PyFrameObject.f_lineno member. The limited C API flavor of this function does nothing, since this member cannot be set in the limited C API.
* Cython/Utility/ObjectHandling.c, __Pyx_PyFrame_GetLocalsplus(): complex implementation to access PyFrameObject.f_localsplus:

  // Initialised by module init code.
  static size_t __pyx_pyframe_localsplus_offset = 0;

  #include "frameobject.h"
  // This is the long runtime version of
  //     #define __Pyx_PyFrame_GetLocalsplus(frame)  ((frame)->f_localsplus)
  // offsetof(PyFrameObject, f_localsplus) differs between regular C-Python and Stackless Python.
  // Therefore the offset is computed at run time from PyFrame_type.tp_basicsize. That is feasible,
  // because f_localsplus is the last field of PyFrameObject (checked by Py_BUILD_ASSERT_EXPR below).
  #define __Pxy_PyFrame_Initialize_Offsets()  \
    ((void)__Pyx_BUILD_ASSERT_EXPR(sizeof(PyFrameObject) == offsetof(PyFrameObject, f_localsplus) + Py_MEMBER_SIZE(PyFrameObject, f_localsplus)), \
     (void)(__pyx_pyframe_localsplus_offset = ((size_t)PyFrame_Type.tp_basicsize) - Py_MEMBER_SIZE(PyFrameObject, f_localsplus)))
  #define __Pyx_PyFrame_GetLocalsplus(frame)  \
    (assert(__pyx_pyframe_localsplus_offset), (PyObject **)(((char *)(frame)) + __pyx_pyframe_localsplus_offset))

* Cython/Utility/Profile.c, __Pyx_TraceLine(): read PyFrameObject.f_trace.

* Cython/Utility/Profile.c, __Pyx_TraceSetupAndCall(): set PyFrameObject.f_trace.
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