[Distutils] how do I add some functionality to my setup.py which is testable and modular?
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Aug 17 02:17:11 CEST 2009
At 02:16 PM 8/16/2009 -0600, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn wrote:
>So it appears to me that none of these techniques are both modular/
>testable and compatible with distutils/setuptools/Distribute. What
>are we to do?
We could be modular if there was a way to specify pre-setup.py
dependencies. Unfortunately, there isn't such a thing at the moment,
short of calling setup() twice, and forcing the first call to have no
script arguments, just a setup_requires argument.
Of course, that'd only work if setuptools were present, and it would
also force an immediate download of the build dependencies in
question. Something like:
from setuptools import Distribution
If you want to get fancy, you could replace the "pass" with printing
some user-readable instructions after attempting to see if your
build-time dependencies are already present.
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