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

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
13 Jun 2002 23:00:15 +0200

Skip Montanaro <skip@pobox.com> writes:

> 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.

Maybe - although it removes reliability from the build process if you
need to rely on locating another tool. For example, on Solaris, you
could run into either the vendor's make, or GNU make.

Also, it appears that nothing is gained by using make.