[Distutils] Time for a setuptools_lite??

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Oct 21 17:19:57 EDT 2015

On Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:29:17 +0000
Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> We're not just grumpy, we have seen The One Build System idea tried several
> times with bad results. Instead, if you have the inclination, time, and
> ability, you could try to build a new competing build system like
> http://flit.readthedocs.org/ did, or you could help try to figure out how
> to improve support for said competing build systems in pip, or you could
> even try to make a pip replacement that is better for distributing end-user
> applications.

That doesn't seem to follow at all. First sentence you're talking
about a build system, second you're talking about distributing end-user
applications.  Building and distributing are different things.  "flit"
certainly does nothing for non-trivial build chains.



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