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

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
13 Jun 2002 21:36:20 +0200

Skip Montanaro <skip@pobox.com> writes:

> 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.

It was one of the design principles of distutils to not rely on any
other tools but Python and the C compiler.