[Distutils] __build__ as a temp build directory for setup.py

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Oct 23 08:28:47 CEST 2012

On 22 Oct, 2012, at 20:03, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:

> What do you think about this?
> http://bugs.python.org/issue16299

The cost of changing the build directory is high, and has limited upsides at best. Some of the costs: confusing current users, breaking existing documentation like books, breaking build systems, incompatibility between python versions.

If the name of the build directory bothers you you can change it by adding two lines to ~/.pydistutils.cfg:

build-base = __build__


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