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ax_python_config_var

Synopsis

   AX_PYTHON_CONFIG_VAR(PYTHON_VARIABLE, [SHELL_VARIABLE])
AX_PYTHON_CONFIG_H
AX_PYTHON_MAKEFILE

Description

AX_PYTHON_CONFIG_VAR:

Using the Python module distutils.sysconfig[1], return a Python configuration variable. PYTHON_VARIABLE is the name of the variable to request from Python, and SHELL_VARIABLE is the name of the shell variable into which the results should be deposited. If SHELL_VARIABLE is not specified, the macro wil prefix PY_ to the PYTHON_VARIABLE, e.g., LIBS -> PY_LIBS.

SHELL_VARIABLE is AC_SUBST’d. No action is taken if an error occurs. Note if $PYTHON is not set, AC_CHECK_PROG(PYTHON, python, python) will be run.

Example:

  AX_PYTHON_CONFIG_VAR(LINKFORSHARED, PY_LFS)

AX_PYTHON_CONFIG_H:

Using the Python module distutils.sysconfig[1], put the full pathname of the config.h file used to compile Python into the shell variable PY_CONFIG_H. PY_CONFIG_H is AC_SUBST’d. Note if $PYTHON is not set, AC_CHECK_PROG(PYTHON, python, python) will be run.

AX_PYTHON_MAKEFILE:

Using the Python module distutils.sysconfig[1], put the full pathname of the Makefile file used to compile Python into the shell variable PY_MAKEFILE. PY_MAKEFILE is AC_SUBST’d. Note if $PYTHON is not set, AC_CHECK_PROG(PYTHON, python, python) will be run.

[1] http://www.python.org/doc/current/dist/module-distutils.sysconfig.html

Source Code

Download the latest version of ax_python_config_var.m4 or browse the macro’s revision history.

License

Copyright © 2008 Dustin J. Mitchell dustin@cs.uchicago.edu

Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved. This file is offered as-is, without any warranty.