[Distutils] making setup less chatty by default
Mon Jan 21 08:56:01 2002
Jeremy Hylton <email@example.com> writes:
> >>>>> "MH" == Michael Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> MH> "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.
> MH> Me too. I'll even write the code, so long as noone's in too
> MH> much of a hurry.
> By tea time should be just fine <wink>.
I'm sure there's an appropriate Douglas Adams' quote that could go
here, but I can't think of one off the top of my head.
> Seriously, though, we've got plenty of time before 2.3, and I've got
> my monkey patch to keep me (and distutils) quiet for now. When might
> you get to it?
Hard to say. I have an increasingly large pile of paper next to me as
I print out the distutils sources for offline digestion. Couple of
weeks? A month?
This makes it possible to pass complex object hierarchies to
a C coder who thinks computer science has made no worthwhile
advancements since the invention of the pointer.
-- Gordon McMillan, 30 Jul 1998