PYTHONPATH on Windows XP module load problem

Christian Heimes lists at
Tue May 19 11:18:17 EDT 2009

Andreas Otto wrote:
>   1. on LINUX I create a "" and I can load this library
>         with "import pymsgque"
>   2. in WINDOWS, I expect to create a "pymsgque.dll" and do the
>         same as on unix "import pymgque"
>         -> is this behaviour is supported or not ???
>   3. the hint with "*.pyd" is totally new to me and I don't know
>         is this the "official" way to use dll's on windows or
>         just a hack which works

The suffix of Python extension has changed over time. It used to be .dll
but starting with Python 2.5 only .pyd files are imported. A .pyd file
is an ordinary, renamed dll file.


More information about the Python-list mailing list