[Python-Dev] Static builds on Windows

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Jul 29 20:40:48 CEST 2004

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> If there was going to be both the ability to create a static lib and a 
> dynamic lib, it would seem to make more sense to have the project for 
> the dynamic lib project simply incorporate the static lib, and export 
> the relevant symbols.

Does that actually work? Doesn't the compiler generate different code
depending on whether the code is going to be in a static vs. dynamic

If you can provide a patch to the project files which makes it happen
for the VC7 projects, I would be very much in favour of including it
(provided it can be demonstrated that it does actually work, and does
not cause much overhead beyond the additional static library that is
going to be generated).

Also, there is the issue of what C runtime to chose: should that be
the static CRT, or a dynmaic one? Clearly, for the DLL, we need the
dynamic CRT, but for the static python.lib, we might need a static
CRT instead.

If the issue is only about repackaging the object files with an
invocation of lib.exe - we could write a Python script that
traverses the x86-temp-release directories, collecting all the
object files and building a library from them.


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