Re: [notmuch] SWIG (and particularly Python) bindings

Subject: Re: [notmuch] SWIG (and particularly Python) bindings

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:48:57 +1300

To: Adrian Perez de Castro,


From: Carl Worth

On Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:52:23 +0100, Adrian Perez de Castro <> wrote:
> BTW, I think that if more bindings start to appear, Notmuch might be built
> as a shared library, to avoid duplicating it everywhere.

Yes. As soon as we have users of the library we can install it as a
shared library.

>                                                          One option may be
> using *just* libtool but not the rest of auto-foo tools (for the record:
> I agree with Carl that they are slow and wicked).

Totally uninterested in libtool personally. It does so many things wrong
(.la files that *only* cause breakage on Linux, a tendency to shove
hard-coded rpath entries in the library where unwanted), and doesn't
seem to do much of anything that's really interesting. I'm happy to just
accept patches that tweak the command in the Makefile for "build a
shared library now" for each platform that's of practical interest. The
job here is just not that complicated.

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