[Distutils] PEP 517: Build system API
chris.barker at noaa.gov
Mon Nov 28 12:53:32 EST 2016
On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 3:10 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Honestly, I don't see what's so bad about pth files. They are a
> standard supported Python approach. Maybe setuptools' use of them is
The fact that setuptools over-uses (abuses?) pth files doesn't mean that
they can't be used reasonably.
and given the differences of filesystems, it's a not-too-bad way to
simulate symbolic links :-)
Why not just have a single pth file, maintained by the build
> tool, for all editable installs?
shouldn't that be maintained by the install tool? i.e. pip -- the whole
idea is that the install tool is different than the built tool, yes? and
adding a package in editable mode is an installation job, not a build job.
Also -- the idea here is that pip will know it's installed so it can
upgrade, de-install, etc, so it really is pip's job to maintain the
Most users would then only have one
> or two pth files.
let's us make sure we don't end up with the easy_install.pth nightmare!
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