[Numpy-discussion] Fix to #789 maybe not right.
Travis E. Oliphant
Wed May 21 22:24:30 CDT 2008
David Cournapeau wrote:
> Charles R Harris wrote:
>> And I'm not sure self->desc needs its reference count decremented,
>> PyArray_FromArray is one of those vicious, nasty functions with side
>> effects and might decrement the count itself.
> might ? What do you mean by might decrement ? If the call to
> PyAarray_FromArray fails, no reference are stolen, right ?
No, that's not right. The reference is stolen if it fails as well.
This is true of all descriptor data-types. Perhaps it is weird, but it
was a lot easier to retro-fit Numeric PyArray_Descr as a Python object
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