[Distutils] distutils.Extension : setting a concurrency level

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 15:40:57 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Florian Le Goff <bletofarine at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering how to reproduce the equivalent of "make -j<n>" on a
> setup.py script.
> In my setup, I'm using distutils.Extension to build a C(++, somehow)
> extension to Python 2.6. I have a few dozens files in the "sources"
> parameter of the Extension module and I would like to get a chance to
> use my multi-core CPU to speed up my extension's build.
> My desired outcome: having setup.py build using a few instances of my
> C-compiler in the same time, instead of only one.
> There are probably an environnement var or two that I'm missing. Or
> maybe it could be an interesting feature for distutils2 ?

This is not possible in Distutils, and I know that Martin wanted such
a feature, ccing him, not sure if he did something.

In any case, building extensions in parallel would definitely be an
improvement and a patch for distutils2 is welcome


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