[Python-Dev] MinGW And The other Py2.4 issue

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Mon Dec 13 12:36:23 CET 2004

Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> writes:

> The biggest problem with CRT compatibility issues is that (AFAIK)
> no-one has actually been able to trigger a *real* error, all of the
> problems are still theoretical.

There have been problems with the bdist_wininst exe-stub linking to the
wrong CRT dll, but I don't remember the exact details.

And recently I played with bindings to OpenGL's glut32.dll - glut calls
exit() from internal C code.  If linked with the wrong CRT, this will do
nothing instead of terminating the process.


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