7.3.4 Tuple Objects


This subtype of PyObject represents a Python tuple object.

PyTypeObject PyTuple_Type
This instance of PyTypeObject represents the Python tuple type; it is the same object as types.TupleType in the Python layer. .

int PyTuple_Check(PyObject *p)
Return true if the argument is a tuple object.

PyObject* PyTuple_New(int len)
Return value: New reference.
Return a new tuple object of size len, or NULL on failure.

int PyTuple_Size(PyObject *p)
Takes a pointer to a tuple object, and returns the size of that tuple.

PyObject* PyTuple_GetItem(PyObject *p, int pos)
Return value: Borrowed reference.
Returns the object at position pos in the tuple pointed to by p. If pos is out of bounds, returns NULL and sets an IndexError exception.

PyObject* PyTuple_GET_ITEM(PyObject *p, int pos)
Return value: Borrowed reference.
Does the same, but does no checking of its arguments.

PyObject* PyTuple_GetSlice(PyObject *p, int low, int high)
Return value: New reference.
Takes a slice of the tuple pointed to by p from low to high and returns it as a new tuple.

int PyTuple_SetItem(PyObject *p, int pos, PyObject *o)
Inserts a reference to object o at position pos of the tuple pointed to by p. It returns 0 on success. Note: This function ``steals'' a reference to o.

void PyTuple_SET_ITEM(PyObject *p, int pos, PyObject *o)
Does the same, but does no error checking, and should only be used to fill in brand new tuples. Note: This function ``steals'' a reference to o.

int _PyTuple_Resize(PyObject **p, int newsize, int last_is_sticky)
Can be used to resize a tuple. newsize will be the new length of the tuple. Because tuples are supposed to be immutable, this should only be used if there is only one reference to the object. Do not use this if the tuple may already be known to some other part of the code. The tuple will always grow or shrink at the end. The last_is_sticky flag is not used and should always be false. Think of this as destroying the old tuple and creating a new one, only more efficiently. Returns 0 on success and -1 on failure (in which case a MemoryError or SystemError will be raised).

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