Author steve.dower
Recipients carlkl, erik flister, eryksun, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2015-06-18.20:37:08
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> Steve, since you haven't closed this issue, have you considered my suggestion to export _Py_ActivateActCtx and _Py_DeactivateActCtx for use by C extensions such as _ctypes.pyd? These functions are better than manually creating a context from the manifest that's embedded in python27.dll because they use the context that was active when python27.dll was initially loaded.

I'm always fairly slow to close issues - don't read too much into that :)

I don't see any value in exporting them for other C extensions, since they can also capture the initial context when they are loaded. They really need exports for Python. windll.python27._Py_ActivateActCtx would suffice and I wouldn't want to go any further than that - this is *very* advanced functionality that I would expect most people to get wrong.

Someone prepare a patch. I'm not -1 yet (and of course, I'm not the sole gatekeeper here, so one of the core devs who's still working on 2.7 can fix it too).
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