[Python-Dev] Using SCons for cross-compilation

Chris Lambacher chris at kateandchris.net
Thu Nov 9 20:27:17 CET 2006

On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 01:15:15PM -0600, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>     Martin> In any case, the patch being contributed uses SCons. If people
>     Martin> think this is unmaintainable, this is a reason to reject the
>     Martin> patch.
> Could SCons replace distutils?
If SCons replaced Distutils would SCons have to become part of Python?  Is
SCons ready for that?  What do you do about the existing body 3rd party
extensions that are already using Distutils?  

Think of the resistance to the, relatively minor, that Setuptools made to the
way Distutils works.

I think a better question is what about Distutils hinders cross-compiler
scenarios and how to we fix those deficiencies?


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