[Python-Dev] Linking with mscvrt

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 23:38:11 CET 2006

Martin v. Löwis:

> So ideally, Python should drop usage of the CRT entirely (but getting
> there will be a long process). Hopefully, P3k will drop usage of
> stdio for file objects, which will be a big step forward.

  You don't need to drop the CRT, just encapsulate it so there is one
copy controlled by Python that hands out wrapped objects (file
handles, file pointers, memory blocks, others?). These wrappers can
only be manipulated through calls back to that owning code that then
calls the CRT. Unfortunately this change would itself be incompatible
with current extensions.


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