[Python-bugs-list] Python 1.5.2 bug, tried to post but got error (PR#121)
Guido van Rossum
Wed, 03 Nov 1999 20:08:11 -0500
> I tried to post a bug, but got this error:
> The system encountered a fatal error
We were being slammed by a defective spider (or, if you're more
paranoid, by a hacker) so we temporarily turned off the webserver. It
should be back on now.
> Here's what I said for Python 1.5.2 on Win32 #0
> PyRun_SimpleFile, PyRun_File and other functions that take a FILE * are not
> usable on WIN32 from non-VC applications because python15.dll is statically
> linked to the MS runtime DLL. Embedding applications that try to use these
> functions are passing in FILE * structures that do not match MS's runtime
> For example, I'm using Python in a Borland C++ Builder application. Although I
> can open a FILE *, when passed to python15.dll the FILE * is not usable.
> The addition of two helper functions would solve this problem:
> FILE * PyRun_OpenFile(char *file, char *mode)
> return fopen(file,mode)
> int PyRun_CloseFile(FILE *ptr)
> return fclose(ptr)
> This way embedding apps could get python15.dll to open the file and it would
> A temporary workaround is to always load the .pyc file in PyRun_SimpleFile..
This is an elegant solution. I think I'll add it.
Could you mail me your suggestion again with the legal boilerplate
included? See http://www.python.org/1.5/bugrelease.html for the text
and explanation. Our lawyers require that I request this silliness...
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)