RELEASED Python 2.3.1

Florian Schulze florian.proff.schulze at
Fri Sep 26 13:33:42 CEST 2003

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 09:59:40 -0600, Dave Brueck <dave at> 

> On Thursday 25 September 2003 09:48 am, Thomas Heller wrote:
>> Dave Brueck <dave at> writes:
>> > I've been working on a simplistic implementation of such a run-time
>> > for my own projects.
> [snip]
>> >  445,952 python23.dll
>> Interesting.
>> Is the python23.dll compressed,or did you leave features out?
> I started to leave out stuff like imageop, audioop, etc - stuff I never 
> use,
> but I believe in the end I decided not to bother since it wouldn't 
> amount to
> a big difference, so IIRC that's a normal python23.dll (with "minimize 
> size"
> compiler optimizations turned on) + select + _socket + _sre + pyexpat 
> + zlib
> + _winreg + aes then run through UPX.
> -Dave

I got several reports that UPXed dlls are bad, but I still need some hard 
data. I can only say that I had a bug report which sayed that a function 
didn't work correctly in a compressed dll. Another thing I heard is, that 
windows can't share compressed dlls, so they are loaded for each process 
which uses the dll. If anyone knows more details I would be very grateful.

Florian Schulze

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