[Distutils] Time for a setuptools_lite??

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Oct 21 17:09:19 EDT 2015

> > "some subset of what setuptools provides"
> >
> > So my proposal is here is to provide a way for users to easily use jsut
> that
> > subset.
> https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/reference/pip_install/#build-system-interface

note above: *easily* use just that subset.

All you need to do is write a setup.py, which can do *anything you
> like*, doesn't need to be based on distutils, setuptools, or whatever
> (but it needs to survive the setuptools injection pip currently does,
> but that's not a big deal).

not if you don't use setuptools at all-- sure.

But this is the big project -- make a whole new build system. I'm
suggesting that we could prototype that interface without having to create
a fully functional alternative to setuptool+distutils first.

Maybe I'll look into the pip-injecting-setuptools code and see if I can
come up with anyway to hijack that.

But If we take the "cripple setuptools" approach, rather than the "replace
setuptools", than pip can still inject it...



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