[Distutils] Linking against the interpreter - how?

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen@oratrix.nl
Sun Feb 17 17:27:16 2002

I'm in the process of converting Python to use two-level 
namespaces on Mac OS X (a way to make sure globals in different 
extension modules don't bite each other) but I'm running into a 

If you use two level namespaces the LD command line for the 
extension module needs to specify the executable into which the 
extension will be loaded. But unfortunately the Makefile 
variable for this, BLDFLAGS, does double duty: it is used during 
the build process for building the standard extension modules 
(with the setup.py in the Python source directory) and it is 
later (when Python is installed, and you're building a new 
extension module) picked up by distutils.

In the first case BLDFLAGS would need to contain the pathname of 
the Python executable in the build directory. In the second case 
it would need to contain the pathname of the installed Python.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could fix this?
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