[Python-Dev] Renaming sqlite3

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Apr 3 09:02:07 CEST 2006

I just tried creating a pysqlite VS project, and ran into a naming
conflict: the Windows DLL is called sqlite3.dll. So if it is on

import sqlite3

might find the DLL, instead of finding the package. Python then
finds that there is no entry point in sqlite3, and raises an

I see three options:
1. rename sqlite3 again
2. link sqlite3 statically into _sqlite3.pyd
3. stop treating .DLL files as extension modules

I'm actually leaning towards option 3: what is the rationale
for allowing Python extension modules to be named .DLL?


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