[Python-Dev] buildtime vs runtime in Distutils

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 05:43:05 CET 2009

Tres Seaver wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> 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.

I'm with Tres here - having distutils (aside from build_ext) depend on
non-Python parts of the source tree seem a little strange.

However, given that the recommended packaging includes the needed files,
putting an RFE on the tracker to reduce the runtime dependency on the
source code would be an acceptable response if there is something else
you'd rather be working on.


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