[PyKDE] Leaking in virtual handler

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Sat Apr 23 12:47:32 BST 2005

On Wednesday 20 April 2005 10:09 pm, James Emerton wrote:
> I have found a memory leak owing to how SIP handles virtual methods.
> If a type conversion is done by sipParseResult(), a new object is
> allocated but never deleted.
> I have an interface that returns a QString.  If I implement this in
> python and return a python string, a conversion to QString is
> performed by creating a new QString instance.  This instance  is never
> deallocated.
> I have attached a patch which appears to correct this.  I am not
> entirely comfortable with the way I am detecting whether sipResOrig is
> the same as the pointer contained in sipResObj.

The patch isn't quite right - but I think the basic idea is sound. It will be 
in the next snapshot.


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