"Fred L. Drake, Jr." wrote
- Include it in the "Distributing Python Modules" document. This makes a lot of sense, since the most common users of this documentation will be people trying to make distutils do the right thing for their package. This is also not unreasonable for people trying to extend distutils to support additional compilers, binary packages, and the like.
The problem is (for me) distinguishing between "Installing" and "Distributing". I'm not sure why there's two separate documents.
- Distutils could have a chapter in the Library Reference. This isn't unreasonable, it just doesn't have anything else to recommend it.
Clearly, I prefer option 1. ;-)
There should probably be a bit more in the library ref about distutils - there's a bunch of useful material in the package, and it'd be a shame for people to re-invent the wheel again and again because they don't know it's there. For instance, the Compiler support could easily be used by some of the Python-based build tools.