[Distutils] moving things forward (was: wheel including files it shouldn't)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed May 4 09:28:24 EDT 2016

On 4 May 2016 at 23:00, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 It would be great to start with a real setup_requires and probably would
> not interfere with later build system abstractions at all.

If we're going to go down that path, perhaps it might make sense to
just define a standard [setup_requires] section in setup.cfg?

Quite a few projects already have one of those thanks to distutiils2,
d2to1 and pbr, which means the pragmatic approach here might be to ask
what needs to change so the qualifier can be removed from this current
observation in the PBR docs: "The setup.cfg file is an ini-like file
that can mostly replace the setup.py file."

The build system abstraction config could then also just be another
setup.cfg section.


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