[Distutils] Compiling / Installing extensions

Robin Becker robin@jessikat.demon.co.uk
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 16:26:22 +0000

In article <026901bf6f25$cd3d4140$4500a8c0@thomasnotebook>, Thomas
Heller <thomas.heller@ion-tof.com> writes
>It seems, with Robins latest patch compiling extensions
>under windows goes smoothly.
>Some points are still nonstandard:
>1. Usually extensions are named xxx.pyd, not xxx.dll
>Should this be changed?
>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?
>3. It would really be nice if there were a possibility to
>compile debug versions.
>Thomas Heller
>Distutils-SIG maillist  -  Distutils-SIG@python.org

Python picks up .pyd's or .dll's for extensions.  We could just change
_shared_lib_ext to '.pyd'.
Robin Becker