- I'm not sure I care about having .so files inside packages on the filesystem; they are useful in Zope, but for very hackish reasons.
Why? If I write a package which is mostly in Python, it feels very natural to put the C extensions also in the package.
Yes, it does, and as long as it works, I have no problem with that. Distutils supports this too, AFAIK.
Ah, ok, I think I misread your comment above as "I'm not sure I care about allowing .so files inside packages to begin with", hence my "why".