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Author bdirks
Recipients bdirks
Date 2013-03-15.22:18:04
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This issue was discovered in 3.3.0 on Windows. Haven't looked at other versions.
Using the Limited API, the PyUnicode_Xxxx() functions are not accessible. A simple demonstration of the problem:

   HMODULE p3 = ::LoadLibraryA("C:\\Python33\\DLLs\\python3.dll");
   f = GetProcAddress(p3, "Py_IsInitialized"); // works
   f = GetProcAddress(p3, "PyImport_AppendInittab"); // works, and so on
   f = GetProcAddress(p3, "PyUnicode_FromString"); // fails
   f = GetProcAddress(p3, "PyUnicode_FromFormat"); // fails
   f = GetProcAddress(p3, "PyUnicode_FromStringAndSize"); // fails, and so on

After some digging I found that python3.dll refers all of its exports on to python33.dll, and the problem exports all have the form:
  PyUnicode_Xxxx -> python33.PyUnicodeUCS2_Xxxx
but python33.dll does not export any PyUnicodeUCS2_ symbols, confirmed by the Dependency Walker tool.

Any Limited API extension using PyUnicode_ functions will compile and link, but fail at runtime. If I understand the problem, the fix is just to correct the .def file.
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