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Decrementing of reference count of new objects?

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For the most part, I understand the theory behind reference counting in
Python C code. But there is one thing that I am confused about and I
have not been able to clear it up.

Let say that you have the following function (over-simplified):

PyObject *do_work (PyObject *self, PyObject *args) {
PyObject *new_obj;
new_obj = PyDict_New ();
return new_obj;

What I don't get is whether I have to decrement the reference to
new_obj before I return it. I know that function that return object are
giving away the reference but I am still confused.

Thanks for all your help!
Mitko Haralanov mi***
Senior Software Engineer 650.934.8064
HSG InfiniBand Engineering

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