The question seems long, but it all comes down to how I can add header files to specific extension specification.
The motivation is that if I change one of the header files, issuing
python setup.py build
should rebuild the extension even when none of the .c files are changed.
I’ve tried to add the depending header files in “sources” keyword arg in the Extension constructor, but running the resulting setup.py generated errors complaining about unknown file extension “.h”.
Take a look at the
depends option on the
Extension class. I’ve not used it myself, but your exact example is listed as a use-case.