Need modification to waf build recipe

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Thu Aug 11 13:04:28 UTC 2016

Amar Takhar <verm at>:
> On 2016-08-11 08:11 -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > This is a heads-up to Amar.
> > 
> > As part of the effort to rewrite ntpq in Python, I have renamed the old
> > pylib/ directory to wafhelpers/ and created a new pylib/ that contains
> > an installable Python module.  (The rename is to maintain parallelism
> > with perllib).
> wafhelpers is a terrible name since they aren't helpers it's the entire build.

How is it the entire build?  There are lots of wscript files not in there...

> Please call it 'wafbuild'.  Some projects do use it as re-usable modules but 
> that is not how ours is written.

'wafbuild' was in fact my first choice.  Can't use it; there's a collision with
something named 'wafbuild' that waf is using internally.

I don't really care what it's named.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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