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Issue 110078: Add a stream parameter to gc.set_debug

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12 years, 4 months ago by nicdumz
12 years, 4 months ago
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Patch Set 1 #

Total comments: 4

Patch Set 2 : do not rely on FILE* for py3k; doc fix #

Unified diffs Side-by-side diffs Delta from patch set Stats (+109 lines, -17 lines) Patch
M Doc/library/gc.rst View 1 1 chunk +7 lines, -4 lines 0 comments Download
M Lib/test/test_gc.py View 1 2 chunks +33 lines, -0 lines 0 comments Download
M Misc/ACKS View 1 chunk +1 line, -0 lines 0 comments Download
M Misc/NEWS View 1 chunk +3 lines, -0 lines 0 comments Download
M Modules/gcmodule.c View 1 8 chunks +65 lines, -13 lines 0 comments Download


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The patch is complete, tests and doc... Thanks! It won't apply to py3k, though: python ...
12 years, 4 months ago (2009-08-25 07:07:20 UTC) #1
12 years, 4 months ago (2009-08-25 10:26:30 UTC) #2
Here is an updated patch.

Who can we nosy to get feedback on the appropriateness of calling a Python
function inside debug_print?

Thanks :)

File Doc/library/gc.rst (right):

Line 60: descriptor to which debugging information will be written. See below
for a
On 2009/08/25 07:07:20, amauryfa wrote:
> better say: "a file object"


File Modules/gcmodule.c (right):

Line 704: FILE* file = PyFile_AsFile((PyObject*) debug_output);
On 2009/08/25 07:07:20, amauryfa wrote:
> PyFile_AsFile does not exist with python 3. (py3 files have no FILE*) Is it
> possible to use the 'write' method directly? Or is it forbidden from inside
> garbage collector?

Done. I am accessing the write method directly in set_debug to minimize the
Python code running in debug_print.
I am not sure If it's safe to call a function from inside the gc: I'm not
qualified enough to answer that question :)

Since we use stream.write now, we can potentially run arbitrary code there. If
it's not safe, is there is any mechanism in py3 that would allow us to use a
vfprintf-like on a file object? To avoid running any Python code at all?
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