[Python-Dev] jeremy@alum.mit.edu

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:13:31 -0500

Martin v. Loewis <martin@mira.cs.tu-berlin.de>:
> Not sure. Certainly not in the build process. I dislike distributions
> which, as the first thing, perform dependency generation. Dependencies
> change less often than the actual source, so it is should be
> sufficient to update them manually. Furthermore, generated files as
> part of the CVS repository fail to work properly unless everybody uses
> the exact same generator. For autoconf alone, that's a problem because
> of multiple autoconf versions. I don't know how many different
> makedepend versions are in use.

Easily solved -- there are script versions of makedepend we can just ship
with the distribution.
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