[Distutils] static linking in distutils/setuptools?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Jan 27 04:47:25 CET 2006

On Jan 26, 2006, at 7:29 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:

> 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.

While I don't agree with a lot of the design decisions in distutils,  
it's plenty extensible.  You can plug your own Extension in, just  
subclass it.


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