Ant (with Python extensions) good replacement for distutils?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Mon Dec 5 19:48:21 CET 2005

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.)

No way. Ant sucks. Big-time. I actually enhance it with embedded jython 
to get at least _some_ flexibility.


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