[docs] [issue14901] Python Windows FAQ is Very Outdated

Michael Driscoll report at bugs.python.org
Fri May 25 22:28:36 CEST 2012

Michael Driscoll <mike at pythonlibrary.org> added the comment:

Okay. Here are a couple from http://docs.python.org/faq/windows.html#how-do-i-run-a-python-program-under-windows:

"You may also find that you have a Start-menu entry such as Start ‣ Programs ‣ Python 2.2 ‣ Python (command line)"

Then just a little farther down are several example paths with "c:\Python23\python"

Then in http://docs.python.org/faq/windows.html#how-can-i-embed-python-into-a-windows-application there's the following line:

"Do _not_ build Python into your .exe file directly. On Windows, Python must be a DLL to handle importing modules that are themselves DLL’s. (This is the first key undocumented fact.) Instead, link to pythonNN.dll; it is typically installed in C:\Windows\System. NN is the Python version, a number such as “23” for Python 2.3."

In http://docs.python.org/faq/windows.html#pyrun-simplefile-crashes-on-windows-but-not-on-unix-why there's this line:

"The Python 1.5.* DLLs (python15.dll) are all compiled with MS VC++ 5.0 and with multithreading-DLL options (/MD)."

I see fixed http://docs.python.org/faq/windows.html#how-do-i-emulate-os-kill-in-windows as it mentions BOTH Python 2.7 and 3.2


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