[Numpy-discussion] why system_info.check_libs does not look for dll on windows ?
Sat Sep 8 06:59:02 CDT 2007
Robert Kern wrote:
> 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
> intended use.
I see, thanks for the explanation.
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