[docs] [issue9086] Wrong linking terminology in windows FAQ

Martin v. Löwis report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jul 4 10:06:01 CEST 2010

Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:

I agree with John: this paragraph is technically incorrect. See


for an "official" definition of the relevant terms.

I vaguely recall objecting to that text when it got added, but in the discussion, it would have meant that I would have to rewrite the text myself, which I didn't want to (maybe I'm confusing this with something else, though).

In any case, it would be possible to actually use static linking as well for Python. There are currently no VS projects defined to create a static library, and such a thing couldn't dynamically load modules (which might not be necessary for embedding).

I agree with Terry that it would be best if John would produce some text he's happy with.


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