[SciPy-dev] Bugs?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 13:00:32 CST 2006

Charles R Harris wrote:
> OK,
> Removing the build directory fixed things up. Why isn't this part of
> the normal build?

It's only necessary when someone makes relatively large changes to certain parts
of the C code. Our particular combination of extension modules importing other
extension modules isn't handled by distutils' simple dependency calculations.

Wiping out ./build/ is only a good thing when those parts of the C code change.
Otherwise, it's a nuisance. OTOH, if you do want to clean out the build
directory every time, then just do something like this (in a script or from
memory or whatever you like):

  $ python setup.py clean build_src build_clib build_ext build

Robert Kern
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