[Numpy-discussion] why system_info.check_libs does not look for dll on windows ?
Fri Sep 7 13:16:05 CDT 2007
David Cournapeau wrote:
> I would like to know if there is a reason why system_info does not
> look for dll on windows ? I think it would make sense to look for dll
> when you want to use an external lib through ctypes, for example.
Because it was designed to find libraries that the compiler can link against.
Most Windows compilers require a .lib or a .a "import library" in order to link
with the DLL. Making system_info find .dlls would give false positives for its
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