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Author janssen
Recipients janssen, jcea, schmir, theller
Date 2008-05-30.01:08:49
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The question is, which linker?  I think it should be, which links "on
demand", and does pay attention to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  I'm not sure what the
point of find_library() is, otherwise.


On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 11:24 AM, Thomas Heller <>

> Thomas Heller <> added the comment:
> To be honest,  I do not understand this request and the discussion.
> ctypes.util.find_library(), as dcumented, is supposed to simulate what
> the linker does:  find the name of a shared library.  For example,
> it returns '' when called as ctypes.util.find_library('c').
> AFAIK (and I don't know very much about posix shared libs or linkers)
> the linker does not pay attention to (DY)LD_LIBRARY_PATH env var.
> dlopen(shared-lib-name) does use this env vars, but this behaviour is
> already built into dlopen.
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