[Python-Dev] Do we still need BaseAddress in .vcproj files?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Apr 25 23:00:18 CEST 2008

> This was partly out of curiosity, and partly because it was quicker
> doing that than finding a new unique base address to use for a new
> module I added to my local tree.  Rebuilt everything and ran a full
> regression test, and everything passed.  What am I missing?  Do we
> have parts of Python that rely on finding modules at explicit base
> addresses?  Is BaseAddress a relic from the past?  Christian or
> Martin?

As Christian says: specifying the base address so that the addresses
don't overlap avoids having Windows to perform relocations on startup.

There is a Microsoft tool (editbin /rebase) to compute non-overlapping
base addresses for a given set of DLLs.


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