[Distutils] Minor issues
Fri Sep 15 21:45:10 2000
On 11 September 2000, Bastian Kleineidam said:
> 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 :)
No seriously: MS-DOS and Unix each have well-established conventions for
lists of directories; semicolon is the separator under DOS, and colon
under Unix. So we use the local convention.
The formats list is just a list of strings, and I've always thought that
comma is a perfectly good delimiter for lists of strings.
> 2) The os.pathsep separator is not documented in the help text:
> > python setup.py build_ext --help