dynamically loaded libraries

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Mon May 29 10:56:35 CEST 2006

mhearne808 wrote:

> I have a question about how dynamically loaded C++ modules work, which
> I will phrase as a hypothetical scenario involving the Numeric module.
>  Please understand that I don't really care about Numeric per se, it's
> just a useful example of a module that defines a generally useful data
> type.
> Let's say I want to create a C++ Python extension module that has
> methods accepting the Numeric array type as input, and also create
> these arrays as output.
> In order to make this work, do I have to statically link against the
> Numeric source, or do I only have to include the headers, under the
> assumption (??) that the Numeric functionality will be available
> because the Python executable has dynamically loaded it?

You'll only need the dynamic libs. Of course they must be available on link-
as well as run-time.


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