[Python-Dev] new Makefile.in

Martin v. Loewis martin@mira.cs.tu-berlin.de
Thu, 18 Jan 2001 20:37:04 +0100

> A question: is it possible to break the Python static library up?
> For example, instead of having libpython<version>.a have
> Parser/parser<version>.a, Objects/objects<version>.a, etc?

Please, no. It was that way in Python 1.4 (libModules, libObjects, and
I forgot which the others were :-). We had that all documented in our
book, then Guido tried to build an extension module for the first
time, saw that these many libraries were terrible, and combined them
into a single one. That was a good thing, and we have it documented in
our book. I'm not at all looking forward to answering all the
questions why the build infrastructure of Python changed yet again...