[Python-Dev] Why is python linked with c++?
"Martin v. L÷wis"
Sun, 13 Jul 2003 19:05:51 +0200
Barry Scott wrote:
> Is linking with c++ the trick that allows C++ extensions to be
> dynamically loaded into python?
It should be, yes. It all depends on the compiler: some compilers
require that the executable is linked with the C++ compiler, some
compilers require that main is compiled with the C++ compiler, some
compilers allow to load C++ extensions even if only the C compiler was
used when building Python, some compilers don't support C++ at all, and
so on. configure is supposed to figure it all out.
If there is a specific platform/compiler/phase-of-the-moon combination
that is not working, but which could be made working by using different
magic incantations, please submit a bug report.