[Distutils] wheels, metadata

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 20:41:52 CET 2014

We need pip's build to become more like conda build.

A simple recipe, not necessarily part of the to-be-built package
source, invokes build.sh to create a package. In that kind of system
things like distil can be used at will.

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A lot of this stuff is implemented in distlib and distil (distlib itself
>> is just a library that provides the underpinnings, and some of the
>> functionality required, such as actually installing stuff, is implemented in
>> distil. I assume it's OK to add references to these? For example, distlib
>> implements PEP 376, PEP 425, PEP 426, PEP 427, PEP 440, but only the last of
>> these is mentioned on the PEP summaries page.
> certainly mention the distlib implementations, but also let's be clear if
> there is a pypa-recommend tool that is user-facing (like pip), that is using
> those parts of distlib.
> In most cases, that is not true currently.
> As for mentioning distil,  I'm inclined to say no.   Up to this point,
> you've presented it as a proof of concept.
> If you're wanting to mention "distil" as a real option for users, I'm
> concerned about fracturing the mind of users, but it's something to discuss
> I guess.
> Marcus
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