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Author vstinner
Recipients Robin.Schreiber, belopolsky, docs@python, loewis, pitrou, vstinner
Date 2020-06-22.09:30:02
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commit d5cacbb1d9c3edc02bf0ba01702e7c06da5bc318
Author: Nick Coghlan <>
Date:   Sat May 23 22:24:10 2015 +1000

    PEP 489: Multi-phase extension module initialization
    Known limitations of the current implementation:
    - documentation changes are incomplete
    - there's a reference leak I haven't tracked down yet
    The leak is most visible by running:
      ./python -m test -R3:3 test_importlib
    However, you can also see it by running:
      ./python -X showrefcount
    Importing the array or _testmultiphase modules, and
    then deleting them from both sys.modules and the local
    namespace shows significant increases in the total
    number of active references each cycle. By contrast,
    with _testcapi (which continues to use single-phase
    initialisation) the global refcounts stabilise after
    a couple of cycles.
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