[Python-Dev] buildtime vs runtime in Distutils

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 17:14:16 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> So what I am proposing is to inject those values in a private dict in
>> the new sysconfig.py module,
>> that can be read through the get_config_vars / get_config_var APIs.
>> This means that sysconfig.py will be added as "sysconfig.py.in"
> This means you have to relaunch the whole configure thing each time you make a
> change to sysconfig? This doesn't sound like a good idea to me. You could make
> the private dict a dedicated module instead, e.g. "_sysconfig_data.py.in".

That's much better indeed.

> As for Windows, if people have the ability to choose the installation directory
> when installing, I'm not sure how you're gonna handle it.

I don't know. I am investigating with what Christian has explained on
Windows installers, to
see how it can be hooked in the installation process, and a fallback
for the win32 build version.

If it gets too complex, I'll probably postpone this and finish a first
version of sysconfig that does
use Makefile.


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