Author vinay.sajip
Recipients Brian.Larsen, amaury.forgeotdarc, belopolsky, jniehof, lukasz.langa, vinay.sajip, yaroslavvb
Date 2012-07-18.21:36:47
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> What changed since http://bugs.python.org/issue2936?

Well for one thing, #2936 was a bug report ("behavior") but this is an enhancement request. It seems that if you don't know exactly what a library is called, you can't use find_library to locate it even if it happens to be on LD_LIBRARY_PATH - and if you don't have the name, you can't load it using cdll.LoadLibrary.

ISTM LoadLibrary wants the full library name (including extension, on Linux); find_library helps determine that in a cross-platform way (since you can just give it the stem of the library rather than the whole filename).
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