[Distutils] existing documentation

M.-A. Lemburg mal at lemburg.com
Thu Aug 28 10:29:37 EDT 2003


Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> hi there,
> 
> in contrast to other modules, which contain detailed
> API references, the distutils documentation seems only
> to consist of two papers, one explaining how to prepare
> distributions, the other how to use them.
> 
> Why is that so ? It took me quite some time even to
> learn that I can customize and extend the commands,
> i.e. the setup's 'cmdclass' keyword. It was just nowhere
> documented (outside the code, of course).
> 
> Am I missing something ?

No; distutils has always been this way -- the source code
is rather well documented, though.

Feel free to submit documentation patches :-)

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