shared lib from python code?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Feb 24 20:19:54 CET 2009

Gabriel Rossetti wrote:

> Ok, I see, thank you. I thought this was possible since I have used 
> *.pyd files before and from what I had read they were dynamic library 
> files. I guess they must be written in C/C++ then. Thank you for the 
> explanation.

Yes, that can be confusing.  Unlike .py, .pyc, .pyo, a .pyd is a 
Windows-only version of a .dll that is called .pyd instead of .dll for 
technical reasons I have forgotten.   The difference is not directly 
relevant to *Python* programming.

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