[Distutils] -I paths and ext_modules

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Fri, 2 Jun 2000 20:53:21 -0400

On 02 June 2000, Randall Hopper said:
> I need to get a -I path on the cc command line (and a -L/-rpath on the
> linker line).  Is there a way to do this with the current version (portably
> or UNIX-specific; either one)?

Just put 'include_dirs' and 'library_dirs' elements in dictionaries at
the bottom of the 'ext_modules' list-of-tuples-of-dictionaries.  Eg. see 

       ext_modules = [('DateTime.mxDateTime.mxDateTime',
                       { 'sources': ['mxDateTime/mxDateTime.c'],
                         'include_dirs': ['mxDateTime'],

'library_dirs' is similar.

Note that this is a lot less hairy in the current CVS code:

       ext_modules = [Extension('DateTime.mxDateTime.mxDateTime',
And if this is a setting that users have to override (eg. "specify the
include directories for libfoo here"), the config file code in the
current CVS will handly this nicely.

Right, enough screwing around -- definitely time to write some docs and
tests and get 0.9 out the door.

Greg Ward - just another /P(erl|ython)/ hacker          gward@python.net
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