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How to create a static library in Xcode 4.2

1565 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2012 1:25 PM by Resn8tor RSS
Resn8tor Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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May 6, 2012 3:16 AM

I need to make a static library from a project that consists of only two files, a c module and a header file.  I haven't used Xcode before, but had no problem figuring out how to create a new project and setting up what seemed like reasonable the build options, and the build reports success.  But no output files are being created.


I figured it was time to dig into the documentation, but when I did some searching I turned up several horror stories about not being able to get this to work.  And from people who appear to know a lot more about this than I do.  So I thought I'd ask--is it a problem doing what ought to be a relatively simple task using Xcode 4.2?


This is not an iOS thing, just a C function that I need to call from Python.


Any suggestions as to how I can get this to work?

iMac 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 16 GB, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • xnav Level 5 Level 5 (6,625 points)
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    May 6, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to Resn8tor)

    Did you start here?

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  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    May 6, 2012 8:10 PM (in response to Resn8tor)

    What is "the last part"? Building a ".so" library? That is for Linux. Mac shared libraries are ".dylib" files. Python includes tools to help you build extensions. The only part of Xcode you really need are the command line tools. Install those and then follow standard Python documentation for extensions.


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