[Distutils] setup.py rebuild EVERYTHING on windows.

Maurits van Rees m.van.rees at zestsoftware.nl
Wed May 4 11:53:23 CEST 2011

Op 02-05-11 20:35, Mathew Yeates schreef:
> Hi
> I'm trying to build an extension (spice-0.12) on windows. Whenever I change
> a single file, everything gets rebuilt.
> ??
> Python2.7.1
> Windows XP Visual Studio 9
> setuptools 0.6c11

At first glance this seems normal behaviour to me.  If one file changes, 
this may influence the complete build.  Perhaps some compilers are smart 
enough to know in some cases that not every needs to be rebuilt, but 
still: rebuilding everything may not be the fastest solution, but it is 
the safest.

Maurits van Rees
Web App Programmer at Zest Software: http://zestsoftware.nl
Personal website: http://maurits.vanrees.org/

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