Python as a shared library on Unix

Michael Hudson mwh21 at
Fri Jun 11 09:44:44 EDT 1999

Paul Duffin <pduffin at> writes:

> Is it possible to build Python itself as a small executable and a
> shared library, rather than an archive library which of
> course results in a monolithic executable. 

Not really. For a start look at[ST_rn=ps]/getdoc.xp?AN=468116075&CONTEXT=929108272.1543635130&hitnum=0


> I know how to get the modules built as shared libraries but cannot get
> Python built as a shared library.
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> Paul Duffin
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