44751Re: Patch 7.0.082
- Sep 3, 2006I wrote:
> Patch 7.0.082I vaguely recall that some people were having unreproducible crashes
> Problem: Calling a function that waits for input may cause List and
> Dictionary arguments to be freed by the garbage collector.
> Solution: Keep a list of all arguments to internal functions.
> Files: src/eval.c
when using input() or inputlist(). This patch should solve that.
What happened was that the garbage collector didn't see the arguments to
internal functions, thus would free List and Dict arguments that are
still in use. That leads to a double free later. The garbage collector
only does it's work when the user doesn't type for a little while, that
made it unpredictable when it would happen.
Even got a Datapoint 3600(?) with a DD50 connector instead of the
usual DB25... what a nightmare trying to figure out the pinout
for *that* with no spex...
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