[Distutils] zc.buildout vr make Was: should I use distutils for a gnome-applet?

Jorge Vargas jorge.vargas at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 02:10:50 CET 2006

On 11/13/06, Eric S. Johansson <esj at harvee.org> wrote:
this just got a bit out of topic
> Jim Fulton wrote:
> > zc.buildout's main improvement over
> > make is the use of Python as it's scripting language.
> speaking as someone who has detested make from the minute I encountered
> itsome 30 years ago, I think this is a big improvement.
same here although I have to say I have much less years alive :)
it gets really nasty went you get into the autotools stuff

I believe for my needs I'll try to get my hand made Makefile don't get
too complicated and don't go agains the flow with the gnome people
> But it also
> makes me wonder why didn't you use scons?  It seems like it does
> everything make it does only in a more easily understood way and has an
> established user base.
I'm interested in that too, I was considering scons as a alternative
for a bigger project of mine, any specific reasons why you left it out
> for me the main resistance to using scons is that bumpy case words are
> significant accessibility impediment.  For example, how would you
> pronounce "Build" and "build"?  For most people they sound exactly the
> same.  To differentiate requires a lot of additional noise either spoken
> or heard.
> ---eric
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