[Distutils] The "dist" command
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 03:24:06 +0200
> *BZZT* *BZZT* Off-topic alert! But I can't resist...
I'll try to sneak this one through and pray I don't get a severe beating.
> 1) What's wrong with os.path.walk()? (Apart from the fact that it's
> buried in os.path where it would never occur to anyone in a million
> years to look for it.)
Nothing as such, I use it all the time. The proposal was mostly related to
my "dream" that one day most of the POSIX commands will be implemented in
Python, so that a full POSIX command set is available as soon as Python has
been ported. This might actually serve as a great marketing gimmick for
>2) How would you handle find's ability to combine options
> Won't work with this syntax --
> that's why you need something like os.path.walk, to which you supply a
> test function.
Good point. You'd have to use a list of options instead, then. Pity, I
liked the looks of the keyword parameter solution :)
>3) If you used CVS, then you would just need to say "cvs
> status" to find out which files aren't checked in. (Or better yet, my
> "cvstatus" script, which gives a much more readable version of this. ;-)
Professionally, I've recently (and briefly, phew) been using SCCS... :)
(and created a Python script, vcscheck (supposedly SCCS and RCS), which did
something similar to "cvs status")
Privately, I've been using RCS so far, but just decided a few weeks ago that
I'd switch to CVS. Is your cvstatus script available anywhere? That's one
of the very first issues I'd have addresses myself for CVS.