[Distutils] Swig build_py ran before build_ext

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 03:04:05 CET 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 7:16 AM, Jari Pennanen <jari.pennanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I have old/new problem, once mentioned in 2004 at this same mailing
> list ( http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2004-March/003807.html
> ) but surely that implementation is bad... But the problem persists, I
> use SWIG and had to Google all over to only find out build order
> cannot be changed.
> Someone should implement build_order keyword argument to setup, e.g.:
>    setup(..., build_order=['build_ext', 'build_py'])
> If some orders are missing, like in above example: build_clib,
> build_scripts, they would be appended as last. Anyways, the point is
> make the build order customizable through setup keyword.

This would need to be tested/confirmed on real packages, but I am
afraid it would break a lot of packages, especially the ones extending



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