Ant (with Python extensions) good replacement for distutils?

Steve Christensen stnchris at
Tue Dec 6 02:25:51 CET 2005

On 2005-12-05, seberino at <seberino at> wrote:
> I know distutils well but don't know anything about Ant except that it
> is a build tool from Apache project.
> Could it possible be better or as good as distutils?
> (There are extensions for Python.)

Ant is... ugh. If you're doing Java, it's definitely the choice since
it's got so much infrastructure built around it.

But, if you are investigating software builds, look at (one or all) of
the following:

    SCons       <>

    Boost Build <> 

    A-A-P       <>

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