[Numpy-discussion] Fwd: PyArray_DescrConverter segfault

Igor Sylvester igorsyl@gmail....
Thu Jan 1 13:21:20 CST 2009

I realize I need to call import_array() in the module initialization
module.  Why isn't this equivalent to importing numpy before importing my

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From: Igor Sylvester <igorsyl@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 1:09 PM
Subject: PyArray_DescrConverter segfault
To: Numpy-discussion@scipy.org

Does anyone have an insight on the following problem?

PyObject* descr(PyObject* self, PyObject* args) {
  PyObject *d;
  PyArg_ParseTuple(args, "O&", PyArray_DescrConverter, &d);
  return d;

>>> import numpy
>>> import mymodule
>>> numpy.__version__
>>> mymodule.descr([('a', 'i4'), ('b', 'i8')])
segmentation fault (core dumped)  ipython

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