[SciPy-dev] Is it ok to depend on ctypes for scipy code ?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Jun 13 16:57:15 CDT 2007

Stefan van der Walt wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 12:04:17PM -0700, Andrew Straw wrote:
>>> There are several people who have started with this solution (I'm pretty 
>>> sure it is solvable), but none of these solutions have ended up in 
>>> distutils or numpy.distutils. 
>> Can someone refresh my memory - I thought Stefan van der Walt (IIRC) was
>> working on this a while ago. What happened with that?
> I remember asking what *exactly* the problem is with building shared
> libraries using distutils (but I don't recall the answer).  I happily
> use distutils to build libraries for use with ctypes under Linux.

The linking process on Windows requires an extension module to actually have the
initfoo function.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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