[Python-Dev] Evaluated cmake as an autoconf replacement

Alexander Neundorf alex.neundorf at kitware.com
Wed Apr 8 21:45:18 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 4:18 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I guess something similar could be useful for Python, maybe this is
>> what distutils actually do ?
> distutils does roughly everything that autotools does, and more:
>  - configuration: not often used in extensions, we (numpy) are the
> exception I would guess
>  - build
>  - installation
>  - tarball generation
>  - bdist_ installers (msi, .exe on windows, .pkg/.mpkg on mac os x,
> rpm/deb on Linux)

I think cmake can do all of the above (cpack supports creating packages).

>  - registration to pypi

No idea what this is .


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