pyrex error

John Machin sjmachin at
Tue Aug 5 00:22:07 CEST 2003

"Bryan" <belred1 at> wrote in message news:<7NtXa.62774$uu5.6090 at sccrnsc04>...
> "Gerhard Häring" <gh at> wrote in message news:mailman.1059853685.20382.python-list at
> > Bryan wrote:
> > > [PyRex produces code using staticforward that won't work in the combination Python 2.3/MSVC]

> > In the PySQLite sources, I added this snippet on top:
> >
> > #ifdef _MSC_VER
> > #define staticforward extern
> > #endif
> >
> > to make it compilable under MSVC/Python 2.3. *After* #include-ing
> > "Pyhton.h" of course.

> i've decided to go with gerhard's approach with one minor modification:
> #ifdef _MSC_VER
> #undef staticforward
> #define staticforward extern
> #endif
> this solution is best for me because i want to take the resulting c file and give it to others so they can compile it on other OS's
> and compilers.
> why can't this code be placed in the pyrex header?  seems like a simple fix.

What gave you the impression that it can't be put in? You tell us why
*you* can't put it in.

I'll tell you why it *shouldn't* be put in: because it's a kludge. The
offending C code is a forward declaration of a char [] which is
subsequently filled in with the name of the source .pyx file which is
known at the time the staticforward is emitted. The principled fix is
to declare and define the array in one hit.

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