Greg Ward firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on Tue, Dec 7, 1999, 4:26 pm [snip]
Would it be reasonable to have an "interactive" mode, or am I just being silly again?
Interesting notion. Would this just be a shell for the Distutils commands, eg.
[...output of 'build' command...]
[...output of 'install' command...]
or did you have something else in mind?
More or less that; I was thinking of the script you get when you run CPAN for the first time - where you get asked lots of questions about where things are, and most of the time you just hit return a lot.
Something more like this in outline:
$ python setup.py --interactive
* Installing some_dist... ** Building somedist ** Where do you want to build? [./build]> <return> ** output of build process * Where do you want to install the pure Python modules? [/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages]> ~/src/python<return> * Where do you want to install extension modules? [/home/mwh21/src/python]> <return> * output of build process
as I said, I'm not particularly convinced this is to be desired; it can certainly be added at a later date.