[Distutils] static linking in distutils/setuptools?

Stefan Seefeld seefeld at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 27 04:29:11 CET 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:

>> Hopefully setuptools can manage this better.
> Probably not, as I'm not rewriting build_ext, just wrapping it.

Is this wrapping transparent ? Or do you present your own command
interfaces, for which the current implementation is simply distutils'
commands ?
One of the weak aspects of distutils (IMO) is its lack of extensibility.
There is just no way to plug my own 'Extension' in (with all its build
infrastructure), for example.
This is definitely a lesson to be learned.


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