[Python-Dev] Python linkage on macOS
On Fri, 04 May 2018 00:21:54 +0000
Ray Donnelly <mingw.android at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, on Windows there's always a python?.dll.
> macOS is an interesting one. For Anaconda 5.0 I read somewhere (how's that
> for a useless reference - and perhaps I got the wrong end of the stick)
> that Python for all Unixen should use a statically linked interpreter so I
> happily went ahead and did that.
A statically linked Python can also be significantly faster (10 to 20%
IIRC, more perhaps on ARM). I think you already know about that :-)
> Anyway, it is obviously safer for us to do what upstream does and I will
> try to post some benchmarks of static vs shared to the list so we can
> discuss it.
I have no idea what our default builds do on macOS, I'll let Ned Deily
or another mac expert answer (changing the topic in the hope he notices
this subthread :-)).