[PyQt] How to compile with PyQt5?

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Fri Jul 25 09:47:26 BST 2014

On 25/07/2014 4:36 am, Kovid Goyal wrote:
> 1600 lines? That's crazy. Here's an extract from calibre's build 
> system.

To add some perspective to this, the amount of code you have to actually 
write for a more representative extension module than QScintilla (eg. 
QtDataVisualization) is 80 lines. For that you get a configure.py with a 
consistent user interface with other PyQt based extension modules, 
support for cross-compiling to iOS, Android etc etc.

I might consider moving the boilerplate to a "pyqtbuilder" module where 
you would implement a class representing those 80 lines and pass it to a 
Builder class imported from the module. However that would mean
that, if you were supporting PyQt4 and PyQt5, you would have to handle 
which version of pyqtbuilder to import.


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