[Python-Dev] addressing distutils inability to track file dependencies
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 18:26:39 -0400
>>>>> "SM" == Skip Montanaro <email@example.com> writes:
SM> I don't see that writing different makefile formats is any
SM> harder than writing different shell commands. On those systems
SM> where you don't have a make-like tool, either distutils already
SM> writes compile and link commands or it doesn't work at all. On
SM> those systems where you do have a make-like facility, I see no
SM> reason to not use it. You will get more reliable dependency
SM> checking for one thing.
Only if distutils grows a way to specify all those dependencies. Once
you've specified them, I'm not sure why it is difficult to check them
in Python code instead of relying on make.