[Distutils] Remove distutils, was: red, green, refactor ...
guettliml at thomas-guettler.de
Thu Oct 22 12:01:45 EDT 2015
Am 21.10.2015 um 18:46 schrieb Chris Barker:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 9:34 AM, Thomas Güttler <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de <mailto:guettliml at thomas-guettler.de>> wrote:
> I ask myself: Why a standard? I see that a standard is very important if there will be
> several implementations (for example TCP/IP, protocols like HTTP, SMTP, IMAP, ...)
> But here a single implementation for creating and installing packages would be enough.
> Is a standard really needed?
> Yes -- because of exactly what you say above -- we really can't have a SINGLE build system that will well support everything --
> the common use-caes, sure (distutils already does that), but when it comes to bulding complex packages like numpy, sciPy, etc, it's really inadequate.
Yes, you are right: "we really can't have a SINGLE build system that will well support everything".
But maybe a single build systems which has a well documented plugin API can solve all needs?
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