[Python-Dev] Linking with mscvrt

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Feb 9 23:23:02 CET 2006

Neil Hodgson wrote:
>    COM was partly just a continuation of the practices used for
> controls, VBXs and other forms of extension. Visual Basic never forced
> use of a particular compiler or runtime library for extensions so why
> should Python?

Do you really not know? Because of API that happens to be defined
the way it is.

>>Alas, it is not a cross-platform API. Standard C is cross-platform,
>>so Python uses it in its own APIs.
>    The old (pre-XPCOM) Netscape plugin interface was cross-platform
> and worked with any compiler on Windows.

Yes, and consequently, it avoids using standard C library types


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