[Distutils] [sqlalchemy] Re: inability to pass setup.py command line arguments to dependency setups

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Sat May 8 10:05:39 CEST 2010

On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 07:48, Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
> a dependency-correctness issue.  However, if a C extension wraps features
> necessary for an application to work correctly, without which it will simply
> traceback and die, then it should be possible for the application to say "I
> depend on this functionality".

I think setuptools can do this, but I've never used it so I'm not sure.

Another option would to package the extensions as a separate package,
so you get 'MySQL' and 'MySQL-C-extensions'. Problem solved. :)

Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
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