At PyCon US in 2019, I reprised my talk "The Black Magic of Python Wheels",
originally presented at PyGotham 2018. I based this talk on
my three years of work on
auditwheel and the
platform, hoping to share some dark details of how the proverbial
sausage is made.
After this talk, I will be retiring from
The Black Magic of Python Wheels
- Talk page, PyCon website
- Talk video: not yet posted
- Talk slides (pdf download)
- Linux Programmer's Manual: format of Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) Files
- The Linux Programming Interface: 42.3.2 "Symbol Versioning", pg. 870. (Note: all of chapter 42 would be a great resource on the topic! This is a great book.)
- ELF Symbol Versioning
- Linking to Older Versioned Symbols
- PLT and GOT - the key to code sharing and dynamic libraries
All the PEPs referenced in the talk
In increasing numeric order.
- PEP 376 "Database of Installed Python Distributions"
- PEP 426 "Metadata for Python Software Packages 2.0"
- PEP 427 "The Wheel Binary Package Format 1.0"
- PEP 513 "A Platform Tag for Portable Linux Built Distributions" (aka
- PEP 571 "The