[Python-Dev] addressing distutils inability to track file dependencies
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 16:38:59 +0200
From: "Guido van Rossum" <email@example.com>
> I'm not sure what's to codify -- this is different for each compiler
> suite. When using setup.py with a 3rd party extension on Windows, I
> like the fact that I don't have to fire up the GUI to build it. (I
Same for me.
> just wish it were easier to make distutils do the right thing for
> debug builds of Python. This has improved on Unix but I hear it's
> still broken on Windows.)
What do you think is broken with the debug builds?
I use it routinely and have no problems at all...
> > Note that for people having an IDE this would also make debugging a lot
> > easier: if you have an IDE project you can easily do nifty things like
> > turn on debugging, use its class browser, etc.
I prefer to insert
_asm int 3; /* breakpoint */
into the problematic sections of my code, and whoops,
the MSVC GUI debugger opens just when this code is executed,
even if it was started from the command line.