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Re: [Patch] Make Ruby and Perl shared libraries .dll again

From: Branko Cibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 20:07:27 +0200

Joe Swatosh wrote:
> Hi Mark, Stefan, Brane
>
> On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 6:55 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 11:26:50PM -0700, Joe Swatosh wrote:
>>>
>>>> Make the Ruby and Perl shared libraries .dll instead of .pyd. There is
>>>> probably a smarter way to do this with the ._extension_map, but I'm no
>>>> kind of Python expert.
>>>>
>>> Your log message and explanation of your patch do not contain any
>>> reasoning about why r37331 needs to be reverted. Can you explain?
>>> You seem to assume that everyone already knows what's wrong with
>>> .pyd. But, for example, I don't even know what a .pyd is! :)
>>>
>>> Please try to explain the reasoning behind a change in the log message.
>>>
>> I had the same reaction. I suspect that it is tied to the comment
>> about Ruby. Clearly, the Ruby bindings DLL should not be named .pyd
>> as that is a Python-specific extension. So perhaps the problem is
>> that the way this change was implemented it impacts the Ruby bindings?
>>
>>
>
> Hm. I guess I was having a hard time yesterday saying what I mean. Maybe
> it was just too late. That is it exactly. r37331 changed the extensions of the
> shared libraries for all the SWIG based bindings to .pyd. Truthfully, I don't
> know what a .pyd is either, but it prevented the Ruby (and I am assuming)
> the Perl bindings from working.
>

That'd be my bad ... I didn't check a patch carefully enough. BTW, a
.pyd is a .dll containing a Python extension, on Windows.

-- Brane

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