ctypes - unloading implicitly loaded dlls
scottpig1 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 29 03:48:26 CEST 2008
Nick Craig-Wood wrote:
> You could try loading C explicitly with ctypes.LoadLibrary() before
> loading A, then you'll have a handle to unload it before you load B.
I did think of that, but no luck. Guess the cdll doesn't look for a dll
loaded already by python. I guess that does make sense.
> I think I'd probably split the code into two or three processes
> though. Perhaps use http://pypi.python.org/pypi/processing to
> communicate between them. That should get you out of DLL Hell!
> (Don't load any of the DLLs before you start the worker processes
That was quite a helpful suggestion, thank you. I had been using the
subprocess module actually, but really didn't like that approach.
processing is much nicer. Pipes, in particular, is quite handy.
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