[New-bugs-announce] [issue12097] python.exe crashes if it is unable to find its .dll

anatoly techtonik report at bugs.python.org
Tue May 17 21:12:07 CEST 2011

New submission from anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com>:

On Windows, if Python is unable to find its .dll it crashes badly. This affects `vurtualenv` project that doesn't copy .dll file. It would be more user friendly if python.exe launcher could detect this situation and fail gracefully.

Such kind of dynamic linking can also serve as an example for building launchers for applications that optionally provide Python scripting depending on if Python .dll is present on the system.

And the ultimate launcher will allow to load any available .dll  This can be extremely handy for apps with embedded Python that use scripts compatible with Python 2.5+

messages: 136173
nosy: techtonik
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: python.exe crashes if it is unable to find its .dll
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7

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