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

Damian Eads eads@soe.ucsc....
Tue Feb 12 00:14:06 CST 2008

David Cournapeau wrote:
> 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.
> cheers,
> David

Really? distutils generates .so files for me, which I assume are shared 
libraries. FYI: I'm running Fedora 8 on an x86. Does distutils not 
generate a shared library on a mac?


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