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

James C. Ahlstrom jim@interet.com
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 14:38:39 -0400

Jack Jansen wrote:
> Excuse my ignorance, but isn't the whole problem that the python 1.6
> DLL is in the system search path even when you are running Python 1.7?

Yes, but it is necessary to put the DLL in the system
search path to support Python embedding.  That is, to
support an arbitrary client of the DLL, such as another
DLL, COM object, etc.