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Re: Linkage of SWIG/PYthon bindings against libpython on Solaris with gcc

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-12-21 22:37:14 CET

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Daniel Rall wrote:
> > What's the need behind the explicit linkage with of the bindings with
> > libpython?
> It's absolutely required on PE targets (i.e. Cygwin).
> It's not at all required on Linux ELF.
> It may or may not be important on Darwin.
> It likely isn't required on at least some miscellaneous Unixes.
> > Understandably, I would prefer to be able to build Subversion's
> > bindings against Python 2.2.3, rather than upgrade Python. Thoughts?
> Since Python doesn't appear to be handing us linker arguments which can
> be unconditionally used as is, just give up and conditionalize
> get-py-info.py --libs to only return anything on Cygwin and Darwin.

Max, I began implementing this, then started wondering if it wouldn't
be more appropriate to have swig.m4 not call 'get-py-info.py --libs'
under Cygwin and Darwin (rather than changing get-py-info.py itself).

Daniel Rall

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