Are *.pyd's universal?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 02:45:48 CET 2009


Philip Semanchuk wrote:
> 
> On Oct 29, 2009, at 8:41 PM, Christian Heimes wrote:
> 
>> Lawrence D'Oliveiro schrieb:
>>> In message <mailman.2268.1256841007.2807.python-list at python.org>, 
>>> Christian
>>> Heimes wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Linux and several other Unices the suffix is .so and not .pyd.
>>>
>>> Why is that? Or conversely, why isn't it .dll under Windows?
>>
>> .so is the common suffix of shared libraries on Linux. IIRC Python
>> extensions have .pyd on Mac OS X.
> 
> I've never seen a .pyd under OS X (although that doesn't mean they don't 
> exist).
> 
> The Python extensions I've written in C compile to a .so under OS X.

This is true of all Python extensions on OS X. .pyd is only used on Windows.

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Robert Kern

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