Python and Autoconf

Martin von Loewis loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Sun May 27 13:39:49 CEST 2001


Glen Starchman <glen at enabledventures.com> writes:

> The other reason I have gone with Autoconf is that it is a standard.
> The people who I will be turning this project over to are not um,
> technically competent. They *do* know how to run ./configure --help
> and that's about it. I can't see them editing a setup.py script,
> which is what they would have to do if something went wrong (eg... a
> bad path).

I'm not suggesting that your users would compile your package in any
different way. You'ld still have a makefile, but making all would
invoke "python setup.py build", instead of invoking the C compiler
directly.

Regards,
Martin




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