On 29 May 2017 at 21:04, Nathaniel Smith firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >
I guess numpy could just claim that all VCS checkouts are actually unpacked sdists...?
Well, my proposal was to allow backends to decide what needs to be copied. So yes, you could do that under what I suggested (with the co-operation of the build backend). Legacy setuptools builds wouldn't provide a "this is what to copy" API, so we'd fall back to copy everything (or maybe "build sdist", but we could add a get-out clause in one of the config files, that said we're not allowed to do that on a per-project basis).