[Python-Dev] addressing distutils inability to track file
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 15:10:04 -0500
Paul> That's what Perl does ("MakeMaker") but I think it just adds
Paul> another level of complexity, especially with different "makes" out
Paul> there doing different things.
If the extra complexity came with no added benefits I'd agree with you.
However, most makes actually do support a fairly basic common syntax. Who
cares about %-rules and suffix rules? Those are only there to make it
easier for humans to maintain Makefiles Just generate a brute-force
low-level makefile. Distutils will then do the right thing in the face of