[Python-Dev] addressing distutils inability to track file dependencies
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 14:58:35 -0500
Guido> That same imprecise language again that got you in trouble
Guido> before! :-)
Yes, I realize that.
Guido> Make doesn't do dependency discovery (beyond the trivial .c ->
Guido> .o). There may be a few compilers that do this but I don't think
Guido> it's the norm.
I also realize that. Gcc has had good dependency checking for probably ten
years. Sun's C compiler for a similar length of time. Larry Wall did a
pretty good job of dependency checking for patch in the mid-80's. Scons
does it as well.