Author lemburg
Recipients belopolsky, lemburg, loewis
Date 2009-01-06.13:45:43
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On 2009-01-06 14:22, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis <> added the comment:
>> I'm only referring to exported symbols. Static globals, of course,
>> don't need such a prefix.
> Ok, the symbols in question are not exported from pythonxy.dll.

Right, because for MS VC you have to explicitly mark symbols for
DLL export which is done via the PyAPI_* macros.

However, they are still exported from the object files, so can cause
name clashes with other libraries you link with.

On Unix, libpythonX.X.a always includes those symbols and they
are also in the global symbol namespace when running the executable
and dynamically loading other libraries.

Even production builds contain a few such symbols which require
the _Py or Py prefix (or need to be made static) - these are for
Python 2.6 and 2.7:

* asdl_int_seq_new
* asdl_seq_new

Here's the grep line I used for that:

nm libpython2.6.a | egrep ' [TD] ([^P_]|P[^y]|_[^P])' | sort
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