[Python-3000] C API for ints and strings
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Sep 10 02:13:04 CEST 2007
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> b) Use a suitable shared library mechanism for linking with the Library.
> A suitable mechanism is one that (1) uses at run time a copy of the
> library already present on the user's computer system, rather than
> copying library functions into the executable, and (2) will operate
> properly with a modified version of the library, if the user installs
> one, as long as the modified version is interface-compatible with the
> version that the work was made with.
> So this is only an option if "a copy of the library [is] already
> present on the user's computer system". This may work for Linux,
> but not for Windows, or Solaris (not sure about OSX).
I think it's just trying to say dynamic rather than static
linking, not that the library has to be a pre-existing
one. The important thing is that the library can be
updated just by replacing a file, without having to
re-link the executable.
So Windows DLLs qualify, as far as I can see.
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