[Distutils] GCC versions and binary egg names

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 19:48:48 CEST 2010


On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 2:28 AM, Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> wrote:
>> The static linking is almost always a bad idea, and mostly because of
>> distutils warts.
>
> Even if you’re happily working on another tool, it would be very
> appreciated if you could list those distutils issues in an email or
> better on bugs.python.org.

this is not a bug, but an architectural reason, because distutils
makes it impossible to use external build tools reliably.
Reimplementing this in distutils (or any other tool) does not make any
sense, waf for example does it perfectly
(http://code.google.com/p/waf/wiki/Uselib).

David


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