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

David Abrahams David Abrahams" <david.abrahams@rcn.com
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 11:01:11 -0400

From: "Guido van Rossum" <guido@python.org>

> > Distutils is very unix-centric in that it expects there to be separate
> > compile and link steps. While this can be made to work on Windows (at
> > least for MSVC) where there are such separate compilers if you look
> > enough it can't be made to work for MetroWerks on the Mac, and also for
> > MSVC it's a rather funny way to do things.
> Actually, the setup dialogs and general structure of MSVC make you
> very aware of the Unixoid structure of the underlying compiler
> suite. :-)
> But I believe what you say about MW.

Well, that really depends on whether you think supporting MacOS 9
development is important. MW supplies regular command-line tools for MacOS