[Distutils] NumPy extensions and setup_requires
b3i4old02 at sneakemail.com
Thu Sep 13 11:30:45 CEST 2007
I'm creating a package that uses NumPy to build an extension module. In
order to do this, one must call numpy.get_include() like this:
ext_modules = [Extension("_fwd_bwd",
The problem is that if NumPy is not already installed, this will fail. I
can't use setup_requires in a simple manner because the function call
needs to happen before the call to setup().
The solution of creating another Distribution object to satisfy
setup_requires before running setup() suggested in
is unsatisfactory for the reasons also suggested there--if I do this
--help will not work and it also seems a bit clunky.
I was thinking of instead making a subclass of Extension that will call
populate include_dirs from a function rather than a list of strings. Is
this the best solution?
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