project I'm thinking about. Basically the CPU intensive stuff will be
in C or C++ and the GUI will be done with wxWindows in python. I will
need to build python extensions for this.
Attached to this email is my version of the "spam" sample code that you
find on the python website. The instructions for compiling on *Linux*
are in a comment at the end. This procedure works fine and I am able to
use the extension. On Windows (NT 4.0 sp6) I have tried to build this
extension using the version of gcc and ld that comes with cygwin. The
only change is that --shared is replaced with -c (--shared does not seem
to work on Windows) and the .so extension is replaced with .dll.
Even on Windows the extension builds and links just fine. I invoke
python just the way the comments show (the LD_LIBRARY_PATH seems to be
necessary on both Linux and Windows). When I try to do 'import spam' in
python I get an error that mentions dlopen and has a message like
"Windows error 32??????????" (i.e. very big number). I wish I had the
full error text but I didn't save it and can't get to it from home.
Just thought someone might know what this is and have a simple fix. I
will post again tomorrow with the full error text (but the "error
number" is so huge I suspect it's bogus).
You see, "state of the art" Microsoft Office applications sport a
nifty feature called "smart quotes." (Rule of thumb--every time
Microsoft uses the word "smart," be on the lookout for something
dumb). - John Walker, founder of Autodesk.
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