Shared library Python on Mac OS X 64-bit

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Tue Mar 3 17:18:08 CET 2009

Uberman schrieb:
> Graham Dumpleton wrote:
>> Why don't you want to use MacOS X Framework libraries? It is the
>> better installation method.
> Because I'm not installing Python, I'm building it.  If I were just interested
> in installing Python, I wouldn't care whether it was static or shared libraries.
> This is all very specific to my product.  We are not just OS X, but Windows
> and Linux as well.  Because of this, we use an SDK/ folder that has all the
> third-party dependencies contained within it (in a non-platform way).
> Frameworks are OS X-specific.  I build Python within its distribution folder,
> and then package that same folder up into an archive that gets deposited into
> the SDK/ folder.  The product then builds against that.

A framework isn't much more than a dynamically shared library. So you 
could use it to link against. For example, one can load it using ctypes 
without a hitch.


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