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Re: Move to python 2.4 / Changing the packaging style for python packages

Mike Hommey writes:
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 10:09:15AM +0200, Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> > Mike Hommey writes:
> > > Anyways, there would be a problem with python native extensions linked
> > > against libpython. They would get the shlib dependencies on python2.x
> > > packages.
> > 
> > So at least we can find these and fix them.
> What is so wrong about linking to libpython ? Is that because the
> interpreter isn't linked against the lib ? BTW, why isn't it ?

the pystone benchmarks indicates that the interpreter runs about 12%
faster on i386 when statically linked against libpython.  This is not
anymore the case with gcc-4.1, so we may consider linking it against
the shared library.


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