[Python-Dev] Linking with mscvrt

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Feb 9 17:43:32 CET 2006

Neil Hodgson wrote:
>>But that won't help when you need to deal with third-party
>>code that knows nothing about Python or its wrapped file
>>objects, and calls the CRT (or one of the myriad extant
>>CRTs, chosen at random:-) directly.
>    Can you explain exactly why there is a problem here? Its fairly
> normal under Windows to build applications that provide a generic
> plugin interface (think Netscape plugins or COM) that allow the
> plugins to be built with any compiler and runtime.

COM really solves all problems people might have on Windows.
Alas, it is not a cross-platform API. Standard C is cross-platform,
so Python uses it in its own APIs.


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