[Python-3000] Looking for advice on PEP 3101 implementation details
eric+python-dev at trueblade.com
Tue Aug 21 03:22:22 CEST 2007
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 8/20/07, Eric Smith <eric+python-dev at trueblade.com> wrote:
>> Modules/Setup.dist contains this comment:
>> # This only contains the minimal set of modules required to run the
>> # setup.py script in the root of the Python source tree.
>> I think this applies to me, as setup.py indirectly includes string.
> You can ignore Makefile* and Modules/Setup*; instead, you should be
> editing setup.py at the toplevel. Since your new module doesn't depend
> on anything external it should be a one-line change, modeled after
> this one:
> exts.append( Extension('_weakref', ['_weakref.c']) )
But if string.py imports _formatter, then setup.py fails with being
unable to "import string":
$ ./python setup.py
object : ImportError('No module named _formatter',)
type : ImportError
address : 0xf6f9acac
That's why I referenced the comment in Setup.dist.
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