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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Jan 6 17:58:27 CET 2006

At 05:43 PM 1/6/2006 +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
>Phillip J. Eby:
> > Um, the "other kind" I'm referring to here are the ones that are
> > exclusively part of the extension in question, e.g. libPyICU.  This 
> library
> > is not going to be found anywhere else except in other versions of PyICU,
> > so that issue doesn't really apply here, since only one egg will have
> > extensions loading the library into a given process.
>So why don't you simply link the Python extension and the library
>to one single .so file?

Because there are a half-dozen Python extensions in the project sharing the 
library.  Hence, the need for a "shared library".  :)

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