[Distutils] Compiling / Installing extensions
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 12:29:02 -0500 (EST)
Thomas Heller writes:
> 1. Usually extensions are named xxx.pyd, not xxx.dll
> Should this be changed?
The PYD extension is good because it indicates that it isn't used as
a "normal" DLL; this is useful because it makes file management
> 2. install copies all files built: not only the dll but also
> .exp, .lib, everthing which is output by the linker.
> Is this also the case on unix?
> Or is my setup.py wrong?
On Unix, linking doesn't typically leave a bunch of extra stuff. I
don't even know what an EXP file is! ;)
> 3. It would really be nice if there were a possibility to
> compile debug versions.
Agreed, but I'm just a Unix weenie.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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