[Python-Dev] _PyImport_LoadDynamicModule questions

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 29 May 2002 21:17:37 -0400

> As for dynamic linking on AIX: It would be really good if somebody
> stepped forward who claims to understand the dynamic loader of AIX,
> and rewrite Python to make this work more "nicely". Before starting
> the rewrite, I'd be really curious to hear the full story of why it
> currently is the way it is, and how this state could be improved.


> If you find that a "good" redesign requires a shared libpython, then
> so be it - but I'm still quite fond of the "single executable"
> appraoch, so preserving that would be even better.

Why?  I thought there was serious work underway to make libpython.so a
reality on Linux?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)