[Distutils] Random bits
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 11:26:58 -0500
On 02 December 1999, Fred L. Drake, Jr. said:
> Michael Hudson writes:
> > Further mucking about shows that
> [Lots of examples of busted behavior elided...]
> I tihnk this really shows that many of these things really need to
> be global options and that the local options thing makes very little
I beg to differ -- I'll have to take a closer look at what's going on
with Michael's examples of brokenness, but I like to think they can be
fixed without completely tossing the existing design.
See "perldoc ExtUtils::MakeMaker" for my rationale behind having most
behaviour controlled by command options. 22 pages of documentation
describing all of MakeMaker's options (which are all global) is a bit
overwhelming; I wanted to be able to categorize things a bit.
> 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
[...output of 'build' command...]
[...output of 'install' command...]
or did you have something else in mind?
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