[Sugar-devel] Why setup.py?
meta.sj at gmail.com
Tue May 5 08:04:59 EDT 2009
setup.py has always bugged me for the reasons stated. SJ
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 28.04.2009, at 17:34, Luke Faraone wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:30, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
>> That would make sense. In fact, I previously made a mkDist.py script
>> (in the etoys repo) that would call the bundle builder to create an xo
>> bundle. It sets the dist_dir variable in the Config object. How would
>> I set the dist_dir when using setup.py?
> The *exact* same way you'd do it in your other script. setup.py is just a
> well-known name for the file that "sets up" a package; it's the equivalent
> of a Makefile from the C++ world.
> Err, if I change the semantics of setup.py that would break it for other
> users. I would have to pass it as a command line option, but that apparently
> is not supported.
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