[docs] [issue14597] Cannot unload dll in ctypes until script exits

Eryk Sun report at bugs.python.org
Tue Feb 16 04:05:55 EST 2016

Eryk Sun added the comment:

The _ctypes extension module provides dlclose on POSIX and FreeLibrary on Windows. For the reasons already stated in this issue, ctypes should not automatically call these functions, but maybe they should be documented and imported to the ctypes module instead of being buried in the private _ctypes extension module. You could also implement them with ctypes itself, but the existing functions in the _ctypes module already set a proper exception if the call fails and properly use pointers (an HMODULE is a pointer).

assignee:  -> docs at python
components: +Documentation
nosy: +docs at python
versions: +Python 2.7, Python 3.5, Python 3.6 -Python 3.3

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