[Python-Dev] Preventing 1.5 extensions crashing under 1.6/2.0 Python

Barry Scott barry@scottb.demon.co.uk
Sun, 9 Jul 2000 15:56:31 +0100

I read in the archives the problem with import of a 1.5 extension
into newer Python release crashing say new Python.

A solution that works is to use a new naming scheme for the
initialisation entry point. Currently it is "init" + module-name
with "_d" appended if it is debug image.

Change "init" to "init16", "init20" and you can import the old
1.5 linked extension without a crash, you get an error reported