Accessing shared library file...
peter at engcorp.com
Fri Sep 16 04:16:27 CEST 2005
> The .dll file is a shared library file that is associated with a
> programming interface for a semi-conductor chip. The chip drivers come
> in two different flavors: One is a .dll (for Windows) and the other is
> a shared library file for Linux. The name of the Linux file is
> "nameofFile.so.0.4.5" The company that makes these drivers (FTDI) says
> that the API's for both OS's are practically the same (except you
> obviously cannot use WIN32 functions when running on Linux). I wish I
> knew more about Linux drivers...
I believe Larry misinterpreted the question, thinking you were asking
about how to call routines in the library, not just how to load the
library itself. I don't know the answer either, but I can at least
suggest that asking in the ctypes mailing list is pretty much certain to
get you a quick, correct answer (assuming no one gives one here).
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