[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] cpython: _PyImport_LoadDynamicModule() encodes the module name explicitly to ASCII

Michael Urman murman at gmail.com
Tue May 10 05:18:10 CEST 2011

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 20:08, Neil Hodgson <nyamatongwe at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Yes, Windows will use UTF-16 as it does for almost everything. From
> a user's point of view, these should both just be seen as Unicode.

I'm not convinced this is correct for this case. GetProcAddress takes
an "ANSI" string, meaning while it could theoretically use UTF-8, in
practice I doubt it uses anything outside of ASCII safely. So while
the name of the library would be encoded in UTF-16, the name of the
function loaded from the library would not be.


Michael Urman

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