[Distutils] working on a build system
Fred L. Drake
Fred L. Drake, Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, 8 Mar 1999 10:11:55 -0500 (EST)
Andrew Dalke writes:
> configure -- used to generate the Makefile and maybe other files;
> like a "make.dat" file which is include'd by all Makefiles.
I'd avoid using this name if it isn't an autoconf-generated
configure file. If it is, what you want to save is the configure.in
> Is there a Python way to read/parse pod files? If not, using perl for
> this is fine with us.
I suspect it would be trivial, but haven't written any POD
documentation myself, so I'm probably not the one to do it. ;-)
> $(PYTHON) -c "import build; build.distrib('$*')"
> but I don't know how to do this sort of trick under non-GNU make. Any
I don't either. Most makes can't do nearly as much as GNU make; the
most portable solution is "don't do that". If there are only a few
targets that need to be phrased like this (meaning: if the set doesn't
change often), just write them out.
> As I said, this is still in the planning stages for us, so I would
> like input on these ideas. Of course, I plan to make this framework
> available, and think part of it -- at least some of the ideas -- will
> be useful for distutil.
This sounds like an impressive system. Discussions and
collaboration are definately in order.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <email@example.com>
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