Pylab Fails with Runtime Error on Win XP Under Python 2.4

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Tue Oct 14 10:01:05 CEST 2008

En Sun, 12 Oct 2008 23:45:15 -0300, W. eWatson <notvalid2 at>  

> The meat of the matter is the Fatal error msg I copied below. To me it  
> indicates a serious error. Maybe some developer can sort it out.
>  From above post.
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Ah, a tiny break through. I got
> C:\Python24\python I copied the program to this  
> folder.
> I don't seem to be able to copy the window, so I see pretty much what I  
> had before from a dialog that popped up, except it adds:
> Fatal Python error: Pystring_InterInPlace: strings only please! <-Meat!
> The rest is about the run time error [, and of zippo help].
> This (Pystring) seems quite relevant, but I have no idea what.
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Python 2.4 is almost four years old now, and unmaintained. Chances are the  
bug is already fixed. With 2.6 already released (and 3.0 soon to be) I  
think it's highly improbable any developer will show interest in this - in  
any case, almost noone will notice unless you file a bug at

Gabriel Genellina

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