[Distutils] updated SF patch
Fri May 31 13:18:02 2002
I've updated my patch "make setup.py less chatty by default."
I've attached a new patch that uses a global log module.
(The added file, log.py, is a separate attachment to this
patch submission.) The patch is incomplete, as it removes
the announce() method of several objects. I haven't
bothered to replace all the calls to announce in the
commands; that needs to be done before this patch can be
accepted, but it's too tedious for today :-).
The new approach is to eliminate all uses of verbose except
one on the Distriubtion object that can be controlled by -v
and -q arguments. The value of Distribution.verbose is used
to set a logging threshold, stored in a global variable in
the log module. All code that wants to print a message
The default verbosity is 1, which skips messages that say
"skipping ...". It does print any activity actually
performed, like calling a C compiler.
I'm expect more thought needs to be put into the level that
each message is logged at.