Greg Ward wrote:
On 25 May 2000, Rene Liebscher said:
There are more options which could need such a list (bdist format), perhaps we should introduce something like --help-option XXXXX ( XXXXX = compiler,format,...) It could scan all commands for a option with this name and a more extensive description (string or Callable, which generates a string on the fly.)
Good point. This should be some sort of "extra interface" that certain commands will implement: they need to announce which of their options have a help option, what that help option should be called (default: "--help-" + option_name), and what the values are. If you want to give this a shot, go for it -- I'm kept busy enough just processing incoming patches and trying to write the docs!
Perhaps, someone else has a better overview and wants to start it. At least it would be helpful to know all options which could need more documentation.
So please, extend this list:
* build_ext, compiler : list of available compilers (and their long names like 'Microsoft Visual C++ 5.X and higher' or so)
* bdist, format : list + explanation (gztar : creates XXXX.tar.gz)