Build python interpreter as a shared library

David Porter jcm at
Tue Nov 14 08:15:35 CET 2000

* Ray Kelm <rhk at>:
> My question is this: Why not build python as a shared library on
> Linux (and other posix or posix-like systems) and have the python
> binary link to that library? With python being embedded into so many
> other programs, this seems like a good idea...

See the FAQ:  http://novara/python/FAQ.html#3.30

There are also instructions for making a shared library there. 


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