[Distutils] Will distutils be an alternative for autoconf + make?

Ilpo Nyyssönen iny@iki.fi
Mon Nov 6 03:35:02 2000

Could distutils be an alternative for autoconf + make combination? I'm
rather new to distutils, but I looked distutils from this point of
view yesterday and I think that with some changes distutils could be
used as an building and installing system for applications
also. Specially for python apps with extension modules that need to be
compiled, this could be very useful.

At least installing is a problem with the current distutils as it
wants to install to PYTHONHOME.

(Yes, this is a feature request, think about it.)

Ilpo Nyyssönen # biny
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