[Python-Dev] Python for windows.

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Nov 28 07:42:43 CET 2008

> Applink is roughly explained at
> http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#PROG2. The matter was discussed
> about half a year ago but no decision was made. See
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2008-March/077424.html
> applink.c is just a table of integer constants to function pointers. It
> makes mixing of different CRTs secure. You'll get the idea after reading
> the file, Martin. A similar approach could be useful for Python, too.

I (now) understand all that. I still don't understand why Python should
use it, *for OpenSSL*. (that Python might use something like that for
itself is probably not the point Larry is trying to make).

Now that I read the archives, I see that I didn't understand in
February what specific problem would be solved. I still don't see today
how it would solve a problem.


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