[Geany-devel] Keybindings for GeanyPy

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Sat Aug 6 04:11:35 UTC 2011

On 08/05/11 21:01, Lex Trotman wrote:
> [...]
>>> Otherwise I guess it "shouldn't" be too hard to add the extra
>>> functionality to Geany but getting stuff from the module is spread
>>> around a bit and you would need to be sure the module wasn't unloaded
>>> unexpectedly as well.
>> How can it be unloaded?
> Well I didn't read plugins.c in detail but I suspected that ATM when
> you deactivate a plugin in the plugin manager it will unload the
> module, but that would be bad for a shared module.
> In fact seems to close and re-open whenever you toggle the activate
> checkbox, see pm_plugin_toggled() calls plugin_free() which closes the
> module.
> Just means that you need to be careful when you patch it that the
> Python plugin isn't unloadable without unloading all its dependent
> plugins.

I think it'll be ok if it's using g_module_make_resident[1], which 
should ensure that first Python interpreter (libpythonX.X.so) would 
never get unloaded, and so always be Py_IsInitialized().  Basically, I 
don't care if you can't reclaim your XX megabytes of RAM until you 
restart Geany :)


Matthew Brush

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