[Python-Dev] Python initialization and embedded Python

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 21:24:44 EST 2017

On 21 November 2017 at 01:31, Eric Snow <ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2017 19:20, "Nick Coghlan" <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, in that case I think the answer to Victor's question is:
> 1. Breaking calling Py_DecodeLocale() before calling Py_Initialize()
> is a compatibility break with the API implied by our own usage
> examples, and we'll need to revert the breakage for 3.7,
> +1
> The break was certainly unintentional. :/  Fortunately, Py_DecodeLocale()
> should be the only "Process-wide parameter" needing repair.  I suppose,
> PyMem_RawMalloc() and PyMem_RawFree() *could* be considered too, but my
> understanding is that they aren't really intended for direct use (especially
> pre-init).

PyMem_RawFree will need to continue working pre-initialize as well,
since it's the specified cleanup function for Py_DecodeLocale.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list