[Python-Dev] RELEASED Python 2.3.3 (release candidate 1) - custom Py_Initialize()

Wiktor Sadowski art at wiktorsadowski.com
Sun Dec 14 18:49:42 EST 2003

Adding a few lines (below) to Python would enable custom Py_Initialize()
and would allow to setup on time different than existing
(import.c-zipimport.c) import mechanisms
and changing some other Python-initialization internals without messing with
Python core.

It should make life easier for embedders and help writing specialized Python
executables (like Zope or Quixote).
(We have such specialized executable to run  packed Python programs
remotely,kind of Java Web Start).
>From what I know Python installers (py2exe,Gordon McMillan's installer)
could benefit from such addition as well.

All these functions simply expose some modules globals. They don't change
anything in Python core.

Best regards,
Wiktor Sadowski

void Internal_Py_SetInitialized(int){initialized=i;}
void  Internal_PyUnicode_Init(void){_PyUnicode_Init();}
void  Internal_PyUnicode_Fini(void){_PyUnicode_Fini();}
void  Internal_PyGILState_Init(PyInterpreterState *s, PyThreadState
void  Internal_PyGILState_Fini(void){_PyGILState_Fini();}
long Internal_PyGC_Collect(void){return PyGC_Collect();}

PyAPI_FUNC(void) Internal_Py_SetInitialized(int i);
PyAPI_FUNC(void) Internal_PyUnicode_Init(void);
PyAPI_FUNC(void) Internal_PyUnicode_Fini(void);
PyAPI_FUNC(void) Internal_PyGILState_Init(PyInterpreterState *,
PyThreadState *);
PyAPI_FUNC(void) Internal_PyGILState_Fini(void);
PyAPI_FUNC(long) Internal_PyGC_Collect(void);

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