On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 9:59 AM, Daniel Holth <dholth@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, setup.py should die. Flit is one example, and you can understand
it not by copy/pasting, but by spending half an hour reading its
complete source code.

In other words, no one should read the docs because that's a waste of time? Because a lot of time has been poured into the packaging docs and if they're not sufficient, then instead of improving them, people should write undocumented tools that force people to read the source? I'm not sure how that's better than what we already have.

Further, how does flit deal with C-extensions? How does flit deal with C-extensions distributed on Linux? How does it generate the appropriate wheels for that?