[Python-Dev] buildtime vs runtime in Distutils

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Mon Nov 16 05:27:29 CET 2009

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Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> 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 :)

Parsing the Makefile at runtime seems like an insane choice anyway to
me:  +1 for your new module having constants generated at ./configure time.

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