distutils and ctypes

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 20:44:34 CET 2007

Robert Kern wrote:
> jtravs at gmail.com wrote:
>> So finally, my question is, is there a way to get distutils to simply
>> build a shared library on windows so that I can use ctypes with them???
> Not out-of-box, no. The OOF2 project has added a bdist_shlib command which
> should do most of what you want, though. It's somewhat UNIX-oriented, and I
> think it tries to install the shared library to a standard location (e.g.
> /usr/local/lib). You might want to modify it to install the shared library in
> the package so it is easy to locate at runtime.
>   http://www.ctcms.nist.gov/oof/oof2/
>   http://www.ctcms.nist.gov/oof/oof2/source/oof2-2.0.1.tar.gz
> The code is in the shlib/ subdirectory.

And if you do so, please let us know about it! This would be quite useful for
many other ctypes-using projects.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
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