[Python-Dev] addressing distutils inability to track file dependencies
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 14:43:12 -0500
>> I wonder if it would be better to have distutils generate the
>> appropriate type of makefile and execute that instead...
Martin> It was one of the design principles of distutils to not rely on
Martin> any other tools but Python and the C compiler.
Perhaps it's a design principle that needs to be rethought. If you can
assume the presence of a C compiler I think you can generally assume the
presence of a make tool of some sort.