[Distutils] Access to Python config info
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 07:05:23 -0800
Greg Ward wrote:
> Actually, I'm doing all this to convince the Python world that not *all*
> people named Greg are left-coast long-haired anarchists. ;-)^2
> But seriously: is it *really* such a burden to put something like this:
> # distutils/version.py
> # Implements multiple version numbering conventions for the
> # Python Module Distribution Utilities.
> # written by Greg Ward <email@example.com>, 1998/12/17
> # $Id$
> in the top of a source file? I don't think so, and it's especially
> trivial compared to the time spent to write documentation and a test
> suite. (Which I'm also a fan of. But I figured insisting on them would
> just get me laughed off the sig, so I kept the request [name, date, RCS
> id] pretty small. I honestly didn't think even *you* would howl at
> that... silly me!)
I'm not howling, and I never said it was a burden (so there! :-).
In fact, I don't really have much of a problem with it. If I
*remembered* to do it, then I'll add them for any code I drop off.
However, I'm a realist... I'm laying odds that you won't get everybody
to add those headers.
Call me a cynic, but you're working against the habits of a bunch of
programmers. There is very little on the planet that has the stubborness
of a programmer :-)
> Which reminds me, by writing sysconfig.py Fred has shamed me into
> writing version.py. Should be available in that yet-to-be-created
> anonymous CVS archive Real Soon Now.
Hey, I gave you some code for versions. It worked great for me :-)
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/