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

Neil Schemenauer nas@python.ca
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 12:47:22 -0700

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Unfortunately it's also darn tooting hard to do a good job of
> discovering dependencies, which is why there is still no standard tool
> that does this.  Makedepend tries, but is still hard to use.

ccache is an interesting solution to the problem.