[Distutils] extensions in packages
Just van Rossum
Fri, 21 May 1999 16:57:27 +0200
At 4:08 PM +0200 5/21/99, Konrad Hinsen wrote:
>> 2) change the DL import mechanism so the init function *has* to be called
>> initfoo_bar. But then, to remain backwards compatible you'd still have use
>> a switch, so it doesn't help much now.
>Backwards compatible with what? Currently builtin modules can't be
>in packages at all, so nothing's lost.
But DLLs *can* be (that's the whole point, no?). If the rules for the init
func changes, I think at least Marc-Andre L. won't be too happy: all (?) of
his extensions use DLLs as submodules, so he would need to add switches to
remain compatible with 1.5.2. I'm sure he's not the only one.