[Pythonmac-SIG] Error compiling agg.cxx on Mac OS X, python 2.5b2

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Thu Jul 27 19:50:01 CEST 2006

On Jul 27, 2006, at 7:45 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:

> On Jul 27, 2006, at 10:20 AM, Rob Hetland wrote:
>> I'm trying out the brand new python2.5b2.  One of the reasons I am
>> excited to upgrade is that ctypes are included in the new python,
>> and this is pretty hard to get going by hand on the intel Macs
>> because of an absent libffi.
> Also, it's not "hard to get going". The release [1] should
> work fine, and I know from experience that the SVN trunk [2] also
> works fine. Hard to find perhaps, because the ctypes site hasn't been
> updated... but the sourceforge link on the ctypes homepage does lead
> you to the most recent release.
> FYI, I think that all current versions of ctypes still have stack
> alignment bugs on Mac OS X i386 that will cause unexpected crashes.
> Ronald fixed these bugs in the PyObjC libffi, but I don't believe
> that those fixes have migrated to ctypes yet.

libffi for ctypes and PyObjC are the same, at least in the python  
repository. I don't know if Thomas has ported those changes back to  
the ctypes repository or has made a release that includes those changes.


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