On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 3:37 AM Alex Hall <alex.mojaki@gmail.com> wrote:
File "setup.py", line 2232

I don't know about all the other examples, but in a setup.py that cries out for a more declarative approach: put all that in a dict, and call Extension('_decimal', **build_params).

In general, I think setup.py modules should be a lot for declarative anyway, but at a glance, that sure looks like you'd have the same set for multiple extensions.

I suspect that quite a few of the cases where folks are doing a lot of same-name kwargs passing could hve been better written with an intermediate dict. I'm not saying I don't do it myself, but honestly, it's a bit out of lazyness -- so I'm thinking that new syntax that encourages this style might be a bad idea.


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