[Distutils] Just an idea

Harry Henry Gebel hgebel@inet.net
Wed, 26 Apr 2000 00:06:26 -0400

On Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 09:18:07PM -0400, Greg Ward wrote:
> On 25 April 2000, Harry Henry Gebel said:
> > Just an idea for generating both .pyc and .pyo byte code: have a new
> > command that just generates byte code in an already installed set of
> > files, (perhaps `setup.py compile_only`), then spawn
> > 
> > python -o setup.py compile_only
> > 
> > from within `setup.py install`
> The question is, is it worth the complexity and expense of a whole new
> Distutils command, or should we just spawn a simple "python -c
> 'compileall(...)'" command, or should be generate a temporary script and
> run it?
> I'm leaning towards the generate-a-temporary-script approach.  Any thoughts?

Yes, a temporary script is better, it was in the working on bdist_rpm
(which has a child process of setup.py (rpm) running it's own copy of
setup.py) that put in me in the frame of mind for my idea.

Harry Henry Gebel, Senior Developer, Landon House SBS
West Dover Hundred, Delaware

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