[Tutor] Adding patches

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Nov 29 22:14:40 CET 2004

The patch is a change to the Python source code. To apply it, you need 
to be able to build Python from source. This page has some brief 

But looking at the thread you referenced, it sounds like the problem is 
caused by very large functions. Does your program have large functions 
(thousands of lines of code)? Can you refactor it to break it into 
smaller chunks?


mdcooper wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am attempting to run a large least squares fit program and I am getting the 
> error:
> SystemError: com_backpatch: offset too large
> There is a possible solution here (the last entry):
> http://www.codecomments.com/Python/message312451.html
> What I need help with is how to add the patch he has offered.
> Thanks so much.
> Matthew
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