[Python-Dev] Python 2.6 and 3.0 ...and applink.c?

Bugbee, Larry larry.bugbee at boeing.com
Mon Feb 25 23:20:42 CET 2008

Hi Barry,

A question....  Do you know if OpenSSL's applink.c will be included in
the Windows builds?  If so, and I hope it is, great!  

If not, I'd like to encourage its inclusion.  Doing so will permit
Python to be used with OpenSSL 0.9.8x on Windows platforms without a
user trying to find somebody with the right compiler to rebuild a Python
for him/her.  This is needed for M2Crypto, or any other OpenSSL wrapper
for that matter.  A lot more can be said here, but in the interest of
brevity... ;-)  

applink.c is perhaps two dozen links and some error codes, and is benign
for those not calling these APIs.  applink.c may be found in
<openssl_source_dir>/ms and the one line include stmt that would be
added to <py-src>/Modules/python.c is:
    #include "<path_to>/applink.c"
That's it.

And the OpenSSL FAQ: http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#PROG2   

Tx, Larry

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