[Distutils] (final?) automake related questions
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 03:50:27 -0600
> So I think your scheme makes sense for Automake, but I would
> still consider changing "exec" to "plat" at some point if it makes
> sense and Automake doesn't whine. And I think my scheme makes sense
> for a Python-specific build/distribute/install mechanism, so I'm
> gonna stick with what I've got.
The automake people suggested an even better alternative; don't
provide those options at all from the configure script (which
gets rid of the --with-python-site-exec). And, the "plat"
extension means nothing (that I know of) in automake, so I can
change that. That nomenclature does make more sense.
> > Is something == 'module' and something_else == 'package' ?
> So yes, this is correct.
Also now on my change list. (I've got to wait, I assume, until
the automake people get told by the FSF that I've sent in the
right copyright disclaimer papers; though it's been over a week
since I mailed them.)
> Assuming all that is correct, I hope that clears things up! (And
> if anything up there is *not* correct, somebody tell me soon before
> I hard-code my misunderstandings in the Distutils...)
Sounds good to me. And besides, even if it is wrong, by documenting
and implement it one way, sometimes things become right even if