[Distutils] enscons, a prototype SCons-powered wheel & sdist builder

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 17:40:48 EDT 2016

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 10:45 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been working on a prototype Python packaging system powered by SCons
> called enscons. https://bitbucket.org/dholth/enscons . It is designed to
> be an easier way to experiment with packaging compared to hacking on
> distutils or setuptools which are notoriously difficult to extend. Now it
> is at the very earliest state where it might be interesting to others who
> are less familiar with the details of pip and Python package formats.

Interesting, thanks Daniel.

This does immediately bring back memories of the now deceased Numscons:
https://github.com/cournape/numscons. David Cournapeau wrote quite a bit
about it on his blog: https://cournape.wordpress.com/?s=numscons
Are you aware of it? It was able to build numpy and scipy, so maybe there's
still something worth stealing from it (it's 6 years old by now though).

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