[Distutils] build system abstraction PEP, take #2

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Tue Nov 17 16:01:01 EST 2015

On 18 November 2015 at 04:20, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Q: Why is build_command a list?

I misread the question - fixed.

diff --git a/build-system-abstraction.rst b/build-system-abstraction.rst
index 8eb0681..d36b7d5 100644
--- a/build-system-abstraction.rst
+++ b/build-system-abstraction.rst
@@ -91,7 +91,7 @@ build_command
     A mandatory Python format string [#strformat]_ describing the command to
     run. For instance, if using flit then the build command might be::

-        build_command: ["flit"]
+        build_command: "flit"

     If using a command which is a runnable module fred::

@@ -254,7 +254,7 @@ Examples
 An example 'pypa.json' for using flit::

   {"bootstrap_requires": ["flit"],
-   "build_command": ["flit"]}
+   "build_command": "flit"}

 When 'pip' reads this it would prepare an environment with flit in it before
 trying to use flit.

Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
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