[Python-Dev] _sre as part of python.dll

Martin v. L÷wis loewis@informatik.hu-berlin.de
08 Aug 2002 19:16:59 +0200

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

> Let me turn this around.  What advantage do you see to linking it
> statically?

The trigger was that it would have simplified the build for me: When
converting VC++6 projects to VC.NET, VC.NET forgets to convert the
/export: linker options, which means that you had to add them all
manually. Mark has fixed this problem differently, by removing the
need for /export:.

Integrating _sre (and _socket, select, winreg, mmap, perhaps others)
into python.dll still simplifies the build process: you don't have to
right-click that many subprojects to build them.

In addition, it should decrease startup time: Python won't need to
locate that many files anymore.

It also decreases the total size of the binary distribution slightly.