On 2 June 2017 at 18:02, Donald Stufft email@example.com wrote: >
I’m pretty sure the only reason we don’t do it now is because nobody has had the time to make it happen yet. The problems before weren’t from going via sdist, they were from trying to modify our copy tree implementation to filter out .tox, .git, etc. I don’t think we’ve ever tried going via sdist (other than there is an open PR for it, but it ended up stalling https://github.com/pypa/pip/pull/3722).
Oh, yes - it's the filtering stuff out work that I remembered, plus the fact that we'd discussed going via sdist.
Essentially, volunteer time is finite :(
In my case, coding time is very limited, but time to write long email responses seems to be freely available. Sigh :-(