looking for libpython31.a 64bit (missing from python-3.1.3.amd64.msi)

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 05:35:33 CEST 2011

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 7:53 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Nathan Coulson <conathan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> actually figured out a neat trick,  mingw-w64 can link directly to the .dll.
>> gcc file.c python31.dll -o file.exe
>> no .a needed.
>> http://www.mingw.org/wiki/sampleDLL
>> (have yet to find out if it actually works yet, but so far looks promising)
> Note the "If this method works for your application then there is
> usually no need for an import library.". Whether it works or not is
> often found the hard way (i.e. you won't have a linking error, but
> subtle bugs). Building a .a library is more stable in my experience
> (even in 32 bits).
> In any case, note the  -DMS_WIN64 which is mandatory if you want to
> make it work (without this define, mingw will use the python headers
> for 32 bits, with pointers typedef defined for 32 bits pointers
> instead of 64 bits, which will not work very well :) ).
> cheers,
> David

very good note,  had no clue.

Nathan Coulson (conathan)
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