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Author arigo
Recipients _doublep, amaury.forgeotdarc, arigo, georg.brandl
Date 2008-01-21.10:16:23
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I don't see in general how the patch can be kept compatible with
extension modules that change the tp_dict of arbitrary types.  All I can
think of is a way to be safe against extension modules that only change
the tp_dict of their own non-heap types (i.e. types defined in C).  The
method cache is disabled for types that don't have the
Py_TPFLAGS_HAVE_VERSION_TAG flag; so if we would leave this flag out of
Py_TPFLAGS_DEFAULT, non-heap types from extension modules would by
default not use the cache.

I'm not sure about the API for this.  Would we then need to put
Py_TPFLAGS_HAVE_VERSION_TAG explicitly on all core types?  And about how
to change tp_dict in a way that makes the cache happy - do we need to
turn type_modified() into a public API?

All in all, the lack of abstraction of the C API might kill the idea of
this patch for CPython.
Date User Action Args
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