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

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 15:33:31 -0500

    Thomas> MSVC could do something similar with the /E or /P flag
    Thomas> (preprocess to standard out or to file). A simple python filter
    Thomas> looking for #line directives could then collect the
    Thomas> dependencies.  Isn't -E and -P also available in any unixish
    Thomas> compiler?

Yes.  I believe this is how some makedepend scripts work.