Author loewis
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Date 2008-10-09.20:52:52
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> (And I thought that manifests and side-by-side assemblies were 
> supposed to solve the "DLL hell")

I'm now convinced that they make things worse, to the degree that
certain deployments that used to work cannot be longer made to work
(e.g. the Python setup of having DLLs and executables in different
directories).

This was one of the reasons why I resisted Python switching to VS 2005,
and hesitant to accept the switch to VS 2008. It is telling that the MS
merge module for the CRT automatically sets ALLUSERS=1, refusing even to
consider non-admin installs.

Going forward with py3k, we should try to drop even more dependencies on
the C library, and then perhaps try to link statically for the rest.
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