[Distutils] customizing verbose and dry_run per command

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@zope.com
Fri May 31 12:41:02 2002

The Command class supports per-command customization of the verbose
and dry_run options using a rather hairy __getattr__() trick.  I was
wondering if this feature is actually used by anyone.  I can't find
any examples of its use in the distutils package itself.

I ask because I was looking at the previously discussed overhaul of
how distutils produces output.  I was hoping to remove the
self.verbose attribute from the several classes that have it.  The
simplest way to remove it would disable this feature.  Would that be a