[Numpy-discussion] C-API: deallocating a partially filled object array

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Fri Jan 26 14:45:50 CST 2007


Martin Wiechert wrote:

>On Friday 26 January 2007 21:03, Robert Kern wrote:
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>>Martin Wiechert wrote:
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>>>Hi gurus,
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>>>is it (in C) safe to deallocate an array of type NPY_OBJECT, which
>>>carries NULL pointers?
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>>Possibly, I'm not sure without doing some more code-diving. However, I
>>strongly doubt that many other operations are safe. Depending on how you
>>got such an array and how long it's expected to live, you might want to fix
>>the NULL pointers.
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Object arrays with NULL pointers should be fine.   Any DECREF (should be 
using) the XDECREF variant internally.

So, yes, it should work fine.

-Travis



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