[Distutils] Dynamic linking on Linux, Mac OS, et al

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Jan 6 17:33:38 CET 2006

On Jan 6, 2006, at 8:19 AM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> At 02:11 PM 1/6/2006 +0800, Jeff Pitman wrote:
>> Unless you do something really magical, you're going to find a lot of
>> resistance to this in most Linux distro camps. Gentoo will want to
>> recompile via emerge. Fedora/CentOS will want to grab from yum.  
>> Debian
>> will want to grab libs via apt.
> The issue for the PyICU/PyLucene etc. use cases is that there are a  
> whole
> bunch of SWIG wrappers for different extensions, but with a large  
> common
> library for type mapping etc.  The authors want a shared library  
> for *their
> own code* that is used by multiple extensions.  This is not separately
> distributed code.

It'd be better if these projects just fixed themselves to do things  
the "right" way, using a Python extension and a function table.


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