[Numpy-discussion] CTypes: How to incorporate a library with shared library module?

David Cournapeau cournapeau@cslab.kecl.ntt.co...
Tue Feb 12 00:05:55 CST 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 22:50 -0700, Damian Eads wrote:
> Dear Lou,
> You may want to try using distutils or setuputils, which makes compiling 
> extensions much easier. It does the hard work of finding out which flags 
> are needed to compile extensions on the host platform. There are many 
> examples on the web on how to use distutils to build C extensions 
> (http://docs.python.org/ext/building.html).

Unfortunately, this does not work. Distutils only knows how to build
python extensions, not shared libraries. Depending on the platform, this
is not the same thing, and mac os X is such a platform where both are
not the same.



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