[Distutils] making setup less chatty by default
Mon Jan 21 05:18:01 2002
"M.-A. Lemburg" <email@example.com> writes:
> Just to clarify: I don't have objections as to clean up the
> distutils self.verbose interface. Indeed, I would prefer to
> have clearly defined verbosity levels to choose from, e.g.
Me too. I'll even write the code, so long as noone's in too much of a
> verbose 0 - give information about commands being run and
> what part of the cake they are working on (and
> nothing more)
I think a reasonable guide for this level is how much noise "make"
makes, i.e. print commandline to be executed, echo command output,
don't mention skips.
> verbose 1 - give details about what the commands actually do
> (or don't do, e.g. skipping actions)
> verbose 2 - any extra information which might be helpful
> The interface should work much like Python's: -v = level 1
> -vv = level 2.
> Note that warnings and errors should *always* be displayed
> (we might want to add verbose levels -1 and -2 which are
> set by providing a command line option -q and -qq resp. to
> force keeping quiet in these areas too).
We have -q already, don't we?
> Jeremy wants to move the "don't so" messages one level
> up. If the above scheme gets implemented, I'd be
> -0 on that one... I still believe that skip notices are
> just as important as build notices, but YMMV.
I don't really care. Can't you bodge this with a .pydistutils.cfg
The "of course, while I have no problem with this at all, it's
surely too much for a lesser being" flavor of argument always
rings hollow to me. -- Tim Peters, 29 Apr 1998