[petsc-dev] please please please can we get rid of config/BuildSystem/config/packages/__init__.py

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 13:28:21 CDT 2014

On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

>   Matt,
>     Every freaking time I add a package to BuildSystem/config/packages and
> forget to list it in config/BuildSystem/config/packages/__init__.py
> hours are wasting when “things just don’t work”. Can you please please get
> rid of the need to duplicately list things in that file when by any logic
> they can all be found in that directory?

Right now, that is how we discover the packages. I can change it to
discovering everything in the directory. I thought people did not like that.


What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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