[Distutils] Compiling / Installing extensions
Tue, 8 Feb 2000 20:20:01 -0500
On 08 February 2000, Thomas Heller said:
> I suggest:
> if self.compiler.compiler_type == 'msvc':
> def_file = build_info.get ('def_file')
> if def_file is None:
> source_dir = os.path.dirname (sources)
> ext_base = (string.split (extension_name, '.'))[-1]
> def_file = os.path.join (source_dir, "%s.def" % ext_base)
> if not os.path.exists (def_file):
> self.warn ("file '%s' not found: " % def_file +
> "might have problems building DLL")
> def_file = None
> if def_file is not None:
> extra_args.append ('/DEF:' + def_file)
> modname = string.split (extension_name, '.')[-1]
> split(extension_name) is needed for extensions living in package
D'oh! Thanks, fixed it (not in CVS yet though).
> If the developer bothers to write a def file, it should be used.
> Otherwise guess the exported symbol.
> For normal python extensions, only this single export is used.
> This may be different for COM-modules for example...
Oh bother. OK, if it's really needed. ;-(
A question for the crowd (especially Windows extension developers)
before I give in: have you ever needed to define a .def file to link
your extensions? Or, more bluntly, is Thomas correct, that a
COM-aware extension might need to export more symbols than 'initfoo'?
No offense Thomas, I just want to make sure that this ugly hack really
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