[Distutils] Changes in r72585

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Tue May 19 16:00:14 CEST 2009

[coming from a thread on python-win32:

In short: changes to build_ext.py in r72585 caused the pywin32
packages to stop building correctly. The changes in question
are those which call get_ext_filename with the short form of
the ext.name (without the package prefix). The pywin32 setup.py
expects the fully-qualified name in the get_ext_filename in
its subclass.

Now I don't know whether this is an incautious change to build_ext
or a false -- altho' historically valid -- assumption on the part
of the pywin32 developers. You can see their code here at line 1119:


I'm afraid I'm fairly ignorant of the design rationale behind
distutils; I'm hoping someone here has a better idea :)



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