At 05:43 PM 1/6/2006 +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
Phillip J. Eby:
Um, the "other kind" I'm referring to here are the ones that are exclusively part of the extension in question, e.g. libPyICU. This
is not going to be found anywhere else except in other versions of PyICU, so that issue doesn't really apply here, since only one egg will have extensions loading the library into a given process.
So why don't you simply link the Python extension and the library to one single .so file?
Because there are a half-dozen Python extensions in the project sharing the library. Hence, the need for a "shared library". :)