[Distutils] Minor issues

Bastian Kleineidam calvin@cs.uni-sb.de
Mon Sep 11 05:20:01 2000


1) Why is the --formats list comma-separated and the --include-dirs and 
   --library-dirs lists not? They are separated by os.pathsep.
   Well, at least its documented :)

2) The os.pathsep separator is not documented in the help text:
   > python setup.py build_ext --help
   ...
   --library-dirs (-L)  directories to search for external C libraries
     
   This should be:
   ...
   --library-dirs (-L)  colon-separated list of directories to search 
                        for external C libraries

   or whatever os.pathsep is on the current platform.

3) bdist_wininst does not seem to install data files and scripts.
   If you execute "strings" with the .exe, you will only see Python module
   files.
   And I did not found a file with the install log. The installer just
   copied the files in the Python dir.


Bastian