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