lost interest?

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Dec 12 21:20:16 CET 2001


    Mats> For those things that are available as a distutils setup,
    Mats> installation is easy enough - it solves most of the problems.

One thing I prefer about CPAN over distutils is the way it builds things.
Instead of trying to be a completely self-contained tool, it generates a
Makefile (on Unix-like systems at least) and invokes make.  I presume in the
Windows world it generates something compatible with that environment.
Distutils doesn't check dependencies properly.  It's not a major concern
when simply building and installing some package once, but if the
environment the package lives in changes, distutils may not rebuild
everything it needs to.

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Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com - http://www.mojam.com/)




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