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

holger krekel pyth@devel.trillke.net
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:40:04 +0200

Skip Montanaro wrote:
>     >> 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.

isn't it funny that 'scons' as a *build system* doesn't rely on anything
but python? I've heard rumors they even check dependencies<wink>...