At 06:02 PM 4/20/2009 +0200, Lennart Regebro wrote:
On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 17:07, P.J. Eby firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I still don't understand why you can't have a setup3.py that uses only distutils, in order to run the build2to3 on. Am I missing something?
Well, the question then becomes why not just depends on distutils all the way? With a setup3.py that does this, most of the work for removing this self-dependency is done.
python3 setup3.py build_2to3 cd wherevertheoutputgoes python3 setup.py test (or whatever)
Well, first of all the distutils build command doesn't include the files needed, such as setup.py, and also it doesn't copy the txt files that is the doctests. So it would need an extended version of build_py_2to3 that does copy these files. And instead of doing "cd wherever, python2 setup.py test", we can just as well just do a custom command that runs the custom build_py_2to3 and runs the tests from there too.
So in fact, what you are suggesting here is almost exactly what I'm suggesting, except that I don't see the point in confusing and complicating things by keeping the old setup.py.
Because that's the one that generates the metadata setuptools needs to run, test itself, etc.