[Numpy-discussion] ANN: NumPy 1.8.1 release

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Tue Apr 1 13:43:37 EDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm guessing that the LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH means that a DLL loaded via:
> hDLL = LoadLibraryEx(pathname, NULL,  LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH);
> will in turn (by default) search for its dependent DLLs in their own
> directory.    Or maybe in the directory of the first DLL to be loaded
> with LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH, damned if I can follow the
> documentation.  Looking forward to doing my tax return after this.
> But - anyway - that means that any extensions in the DLLs directory
> will get their dependencies from the DLLs directory, but that is only
> true for extensions in that directory.

So in conclusion, if we just drop our compiled dependencies next to
the compiled module files then we're good, even on older Windows
versions? That sounds much simpler than previous discussions, but good
news if it's true...

Nathaniel J. Smith
Postdoctoral researcher - Informatics - University of Edinburgh

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