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Title: Document how to provide defaults for commands options
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Distutils, Documentation Versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 2.7
Status: closed Resolution: wont fix
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: eric.araujo Nosy List: alexis, dstufft, eric.araujo, tarek, techtonik
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2012-12-19 13:44 by techtonik, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg177742 - (view) Author: anatoly techtonik (techtonik) Date: 2012-12-19 13:44
The way to override defaults for commands is not documented. For example, to change to name of build and dist dirs from, the following entry should be added to setup parameters:

        'build': {'build_base': '__build__'},
        'sdist': {'dist_dir': '__build__/dist'},

An example would be extremely helpful at

msg223121 - (view) Author: Mark Lawrence (BreamoreBoy) * Date: 2014-07-15 17:05
@Eric could you comment on this please.
msg223169 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-07-16 04:29
In my opinion it's easier and more common to put default options in a setup.cfg file, rather than in the Python code.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:39adminsetgithub: 60933
2020-10-22 20:19:12eric.araujosetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: wont fix
stage: resolved
2019-04-26 19:44:12BreamoreBoysetnosy: - BreamoreBoy
2014-07-16 04:29:50eric.araujosetmessages: + msg223169
2014-07-15 17:05:54BreamoreBoysetversions: - Python 2.6, Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 3.3
nosy: + BreamoreBoy, dstufft

messages: + msg223121

components: - Distutils2
2012-12-19 13:44:01techtonikcreate