[Distutils] Random bits
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 14:07:25 -0500
Some things I came across while adding distutils support to some code:
* From a docstring in distutils/versions.py:
0.4 0.4.0 (these two are equivalent)
Does this mean that 0.4.1 is equivalent to 0.41 in the strict
versioning class? I'd suggest adding that, just to make it crystal
* The name option in setup.py: It's not clear if it can/should
contain spaces; given that you mention underscores, I assume they're
as space substitutes.
* Building a distribution: it creates hard links to files.
This means that if you delete a file and rebuild the dist without
erasing the hard-link-filled subdir, the deleted file is still present
in the distribution. It's probably easiest to blow away the whole
<product>-<version> directory, rather than attempting to scan its
contents and update it.
A.M. Kuchling http://starship.python.net/crew/amk/
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