[Distutils] Linking against the interpreter - how?

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
Mon Feb 18 04:48:05 2002

Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@oratrix.nl> writes:

> 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 
> problem.
> 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?

Um, can you use a strategy like that of command/build_scripts.py?
I.e. check sysconfig.python_build and then use either sys.executable
or sysconfig.get_config_var("BINDIR") + "python", depending?


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