[issue11624] distutils should support a custom list of exported symbols for Windows dlls.
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Mon Mar 21 18:31:46 CET 2011
New submission from dholth <dholth at fastmail.fm>:
I would like to be able to use distutils to compile a shared library with a different set of exported symbols than the default.
In Windows, distutils only exports certain symbols needed for the Python module initialization API when it compiles a shared module. It does this by passing a file to the C compiler that lists those symbols. In Linux all symbols are exported/visible by default because that's just how the linker has traditionally worked.
I would like to be able to override or augment this list of symbols. Probably by just providing my own 'symbols to export' file.
distutils is definitely the poor man's compiler frontend but this feature would make it easier for me to support Windows (Python's secret shame.)
nosy: alexis, dholth, eric.araujo, tarek
title: distutils should support a custom list of exported symbols for Windows dlls.
type: feature request
versions: Python 3.3
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