[Distutils] updated SF patch

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri May 31 13:31:16 2002

Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> I've updated my patch "make setup.py less chatty by default."
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=305470&aid=504889&group_id=5470
> 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
> calls log.method().
> 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.

See my reply on SF.

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