[Distutils] Working environment
ianb at colorstudy.com
Sun Mar 12 20:04:56 CET 2006
Jim Fulton wrote:
> > isn't
>> the same as coding the configuration file in the script. That might
>> be okay too, but config+script isn't the same as a script, it's
>> something else.
> OK, we disagree. People encode this sort of information in scripts
> now, Saying it is something else doesn't make it so. If no one else
> is interested in this, we'll try to figure something out and share what
> we've learned.
Maybe I should clarify what I mean. The script that setuptools
generates, as enumerated in the setup.py file, isn't something that
would naturally be bound to any configuration file. There's not a
one-to-one mapping between those scripts, an installation, and a single
configuration file. That *a* script might be bound to a configuration
file, sure. Such a binding might also include any number of environment
setups; the typical items in a shell script.
Unless you are thinking about a different kind of configuration than I
am. I suppose configuration like an enumeration of activated plugins
would seem to fit more closely with a working environment.
Ian Bicking | ianb at colorstudy.com | http://blog.ianbicking.org
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