[Python-Dev] addressing distutils inability to track file dependencies

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 11:00:55 -0700

Skip Montanaro wrote:
> I wonder if it would be better to have distutils generate the appropriate
> type of makefile and execute that instead of directly building objects and
> shared libraries.  This would finesse some of the dependency tracking
> problems that pop up frequently.

That's what Perl does ("MakeMaker") but I think it just adds another
level of complexity, especially with different "makes" out there doing
different things. 

 Paul Prescod