I recall having the discussion but I don't quite recall the resolution: Is Next support now officially dropped from the distribution ?
I have a revised dynamic loading module that strips out all of the dead branches ( as well as better error reporting ): I was going to call it dynload_darwin.c and add support to configure, but grepping thru configure I only saw darwin as triggering dynload_next.c -- it *looks* like the Next has bee dropped.
Should we rename the file anyway ? ( to make it easier for folks to know where to look. )
There has also been some discussion on the pythonmac-sig list about dynamic loading. There are some other problems that this module doesn't fix yet. If someone wants to subit a better one, that's fine by me, but we REALLY need to get the better error reporting in there so we can at least find the problem.
The other thing that's been discussed is adding configure support to build with the dlopen compatability libs if that is available. ( doing config with --without-dyld doesn't seem to change anything. )