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

Neil Schemenauer nas@python.ca
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 19:09:51 -0700

Skip Montanaro wrote:
> If it's not that difficult why isn't it being done? <no wink>

I think the hard part is getting the dependency information.  Using it
is trivial.  'make' does not help solve the former problem.  Speaking as
someone who spent time hacking on the Python Makefile, avoid 'make'.
The portable subset is limited and sucky.