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

Neil Hodgson nhodgson@bigpond.net.au
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 11:11:36 +1000


> Make doesn't do dependency discovery (beyond the trivial .c -> .o).
> There may be a few compilers that do this but I don't think it's the
> norm.

   Borland make does in conjunction with the compiler including header
dependencies in the object file. Thus there is no need for dependency
generation options like gcc's and no such options are provided.

   Its differences in functionality like this that will cause problems with
moving towards greater use of make.