[docs] [issue33932] Calling Py_Initialize() twice now triggers a fatal error (Python 3.7)

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jun 21 09:08:48 EDT 2018

New submission from STINNER Victor <vstinner at redhat.com>:

It would help to document that calling Py_Initialize() twice in Python 3.7 now triggers a fatal error, whereas previous the second call did nothing. Document it at:

... Or should it be considered as a regression?


My colleague Miro Hrončok reported a Python crash (SIGABRT) when running https://github.com/konlpy/konlpy test suite on Python 3.7:

"Fatal Python error: _Py_InitializeCore: main interpreter already initialized"

konlpy uses the JPype project, the bug is in JPype initialization function (it's a C extension):

* https://github.com/originell/jpype/issues/331
* https://github.com/originell/jpype/pull/332

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
keywords: easy
messages: 320175
nosy: docs at python, eric.snow, ncoghlan, ned.deily, vstinner
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Calling Py_Initialize() twice now triggers a fatal error (Python 3.7)
versions: Python 3.7

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