Distutils question

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Fri Dec 21 16:16:59 EST 2001

Fernando =?ISO-8859-1?Q?P=E9rez?= <fperez528 at yahoo.com> writes:

> Steve Holden wrote:
> > 
> > Erm, Fernando means, of course, "...bug those folks a bit". At least, I hope
> > he does. Otherwise see the recent post under "Huge dicts..."
> thanks for the correction. You know, us foreigners...
> Anyway, I looked up the 'huge dict' posts and didn't see anything distutils 
> related. What did you have in mind?

A terrible pun.  I would explain, but then I wouldn't have to shoot
you because it would have already killed you.

> btw, the recent postings to the distutils mailing list seem to point
> to improvements, and the current docs (on the web, not the ones from
> python 2.1) are indeed better. So I might wait out for 2.2 to come
> out before complaining too loudly.

Feel free (hurrah!).

> I really hope distutils fully matures, it seems very nice but
> yesterday trying to do things outside of the very narrowly defined
> options of stetup() felt like a huge PITA. Maybe I'm just dumb.

I think that's fair enough.  The code for distutils is generally quite
nice, though, so once you've got some idea how it works, sticking your
head into the source becomes an option.  At least that's what I've
found (although I don't actually *use* distutils much, I just try to
close bug reports on it :).


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