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

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 16:08:05 -0500

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

That's incorrect.  Distutils is not a make substitute and I doubt it ever
will be.  What dependency checking it does do is incomplete and this gives
rise to problems that are reported fairly frequently.