Linux why not fully dynamic?

Paul Duffin pduffin at mailserver.hursley.ibm.com
Fri Aug 6 15:48:10 CEST 1999


Gordon McMillan wrote:
> 
> Robin Becker asks:
> 
> > Why doesn't ./configure set up for a libpython.so.1.5.2 or whatever?
> 
> Don't know. Maybe because this kind of scheme doesn't work on
> some other Unixen?
> 

Tcl manages it and AFAIK Tcl runs on the same systems as Python will.
Also Python already has support for loadable modules and backlinking
so adding support for a shared library is actually very easy.

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