[Distutils] Second draft of a plan for a new source tree / sdist format

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 20:00:56 EDT 2015

On 28 Oct 2015 10:08, "Nathaniel Smith" <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>Though it may well make sense for
> the PyPA packaging guide to add a set of best-practice guidelines for
> build system implementors.

What would be really nice is if the new specification came with a
behavioural test suite (e.g. defined with a project like behave) that a
build system developer or project owner could run to check all relevant pip
commands are handled correctly for a given package.

A spec can be ambiguous, but a behavioural test suite sets a minimum bar
that build systems can readily check themselves against.

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