On 24 August 2000, Mark W. Alexander said:
warning: build_ext: old-style (ext_name, build_info) tuple found in ext_modules for extension '(module_name)'-- please convert to Extension instance
I don't remember this on the list, and I can't find any docs, so I decipher distutils extension.py and make something like:
Hmm, I *thought* I mentioned it on the list. There was no great hue and cry, so I didn't think it was a big deal. It is documented, but only in the CVS docs -- I am still trying to work up the courage to beat Perl and LaTeX2HTML into submission.
Take a look in any of the example setup scripts in examples, eg. examples/xml_setup.py has:
ext_modules = [Extension('sgmlop', ['extensions/sgmlop.c']), Extension('xml.unicode.wstrop', ['extensions/wstrop.c']), Extension('xml.parsers.pyexpat', ['extensions/pyexpat.c', 'extensions/expat/xmltok/xmltok.c', 'extensions/expat/xmltok/xmlrole.c', 'extensions/expat/xmlwf/xmlfile.c', 'extensions/expat/xmlwf/xmlwf.c', 'extensions/expat/xmlwf/codepage.c', 'extensions/expat/xmlparse/xmlparse.c', 'extensions/expat/xmlparse/hashtable.c', FILEMAP_SRC,], define_macros = [('XML_NS', None)], include_dirs = [ 'extensions/expat/xmltok', 'extensions/expat/xmlparse' ], ) ]
which I think you'll agree is a lot more readable (and writeable) than the old hairy list-of-tuples-of-dicts (or whatever it was) mess.