[Python-Dev] distutils & stderr

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 01 Feb 2002 15:09:16 -0500

>     >> - quiet, only tells you about errors
> And only to stderr, assuming stderr is available.  (Can this be
> detected on Windows?)

Depends on what you call available.  sys.stderr should always exist.

> If you log messages to stdout, scripts that use distutils can't
> be used as filters.

IMO it would be better if there was a way to give distutils a file
where to send output.

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