[Python-Dev] buildtime vs runtime in Distutils

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 14:30:34 CET 2009

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 3:35 AM, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
> Do we really want to change distutils to solve a problem of a third
> party packaging system when the problem was created by the very same
> third party in the first place? In other words: Should you spend your
> precious development time with fixing a problem that isn't our fault?
> The decision to split the header files into a separate package, that
> isn't installed by default, has already created tons of bad user
> experience in the past. Do you want to endorse the split even further?

I didn't know the split story went like this. I took it like the
"natural" split everyone
agreed on, and I saw this distutils <-> Makefile link like something to fix.

So, it sounds like a bad idea now :)


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