[Python-3000] Proposal: No more standard library additions
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Oct 16 06:48:42 CEST 2006
Greg Ewing schrieb:
> Which it *shouldn't* have to do. Timestamp checking
> is fundamental to any kind of build process. It
> should be built into the very foundations of the tool,
> not left for each extension to re-invent separately.
And indeed, distutils already has support for that:
distutils.dep_util offers a couple of routines that
do time-stamp checking. You don't have to reinvent,
but you do have to specify what should happen when
some file is newer than some other file. distutils
cannot know this.
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