[PyQt] Re: Updates to sipdistutils.py

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Sun Nov 15 11:39:04 GMT 2009

On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:53:34 +0100, Giovanni Bajo <rasky at develer.com>
> Hi Phil,
> please find attached an improved sipdistutils.py, and the diff against
> current version for reference.
> Modifications:
>  * Added command line option to pass arguments to sip. Now you can for
> instance do: "python setup.py build --sip-opts='-e'" to activate
> exceptions. Or you can put the "sip-opts='-e'" in a local distutils.cfg
> file in your source directory.
>  * Fixed invocation of sip.exe under Windows. I still maintain that
> siputils.py should put the full pathname of sip, including extension,
> under the "sip_bin" in the configuration, but a quick workaround is
> needed anyway to make sipdistutils work with all versions of sip.

I consider the extension an implementation detail that shouldn't be
exposed. It won't be .exe for SIP v5.

>  * Consider the sip binary checksum as an implicit dependency for build.
> This is very useful when switching between different sip versions,
> because everything is automatically recompiled.
> Coming up:
>  * As discussed some months ago, I plan to add an option to sip itself
> to printf() any .sip file it opens. I will then use a dry-run with this
> option to automatically discover dependencies so to rebuild whenever
> necessary. This would be a strong improvement over the current state
> where one must manually list all sip files (theoretically, of all
> imported modules as well) in the setup.py.

Applied to the trunk.

Feel free to send a patch for the documentation :)


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