[Distutils] Missing options for setuptools develop
jkp at kirkconsulting.co.uk
Thu Jun 28 20:58:23 CEST 2007
Couple of things.
Currently there is no way to pass custom options through setuptools
"develop" to distutils build_ext. What this means in practice is
that you cannot do the following things:
• pass the --debug flag to build_ext so as to have your module build
against debug libraries.
• pass any of the SWIG options through.
• I'm sure there are other limitations.
Because of this I ended up abandoning the swig functionality of
distutils and running that as a pre distuils phase of my build
scripts - it would be better If I could use it through distutils
though. The show stopper is the fact I can't build against debug
libraries - this means I cannot mix the --debug type builds and the
develop functionality, something that seems like a logical thing to do.
Is there any chance that someone could find a way to allow options to
be passed through to build_ext as it is run? I'm sure its just a
case of adding another option to setuptools develop and then passing
it through at the relevant point. If noone wants to take it on I'm
happy to write a patch if we all agree its the way to go.
Thanks in advance
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