How to get directory of Python C library

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Sun Nov 15 20:05:48 CET 2009

arve.knudsen at schrieb:
> Hi
> I need to link against Python, is there a way to get the path to the
> directory containing Python's C library (e.g., <exec-prefix>/libs on
> Windows)?

Most probably from the registry somehow. In general, try & locate a 
python-executable, and make it execute

  python -c "import sys; print sys.prefix"

Capture that, and you're done. Depending on the OS, the libs then are 
placed in e.g. <prefix>/lib.


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