[Python-Dev] Suggested change for Setup.in

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 03 Oct 2000 13:28:08 -0500

> I have a small suggestion for Modules/Setup.in.  On Linux (RH6.1) with
> the zlib rpm installed, all I need to enable this module is the
> following line:
>     zlib zlibmodule.c -lz
> but Setup.in has this suggestion, which I think is too hard for people
> to figure out what to do:
>     zlib zlibmodule.c -I$(prefix)/include -L$(exec_prefix)/lib -lz
> The standard build options will already include the right -I and -L
> flags for this to Just Work.  I suggest we make the common case
> (Linux?) simple, and let others figure out what the right -I and -L
> flags are.  I submit that even if they /do/ have to handcraft -I and
> -L, the defaults in Setup.in are pretty meaningless.
> A worthy change?  For 2.0 final?

Check it in right now.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)