Compatibility of recent GCC/Python versions

Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve rwgk at
Thu Jul 7 04:18:03 CEST 2005

--- David Abrahams <dave at> wrote:
> Recently people testing Boost.Python with GCC on Linux have reported
> that the extensions being tested have to be compiled with exactly the
> same version of GCC as the Python they're being loaded into, or they
> get mysterious crashes.
> That doesn't correspond to my past experience; it has always been true
> that, as long as the compiler used to build Python and the one used to
> build the extension have compatible 'C' ABIs, we've been okay.  Yes,
> if you were going to pass types like FILE* across the Python/C API,
> then you additionally need to be sure that the two compilers are using
> the same 'C' library.  That said, none of the Boost.Python tests do
> that.
> I'm wondering if there has been a well-known recent change either in Python
> or GCC that would account for these new reports.  Any relevant
> information would be appreciated.

Maybe the problems are due to libstdc++ incompatibilities?
See my other message:


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