[Numpy-discussion] Fix to #789 maybe not right.

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
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 
that way.


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