[Distutils] status check on PEP 517

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Tue Aug 15 11:42:06 EDT 2017

I'm also willing to bet that Thomas is busy prepping for JupyterCon.

On Tue, 15 Aug 2017 at 03:14 Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15 August 2017 at 15:11, 12345 67890 <xoviat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Do you have any update on when the PEP will be completed?
> From my perspective, the main item from the last round of discussions
> that has yet to be explicitly added to the PEP is the ability for
> build_sdist and build_wheel to raise NotImplementedError to indicate
> that an operation has failed for aniticipated reasons and to provide
> an error message explaining the problem.
> There were a couple of other items where the PEP authors weren't
> necessarily sure that what was in the PEP was exactly what they wanted
> to propose implementing, but my own view on those aspects is that
> what's currently in the PEP is fine, as the last round of discussions
> cleaned up some key problems where the way the explicitly out-of-tree
> build support was designed in earlier versions of the API didn't align
> with the way most build systems actually work (i.e. they expect to be
> given the target directory as a build setting, allowing the build
> system itself to decide exactly how to handle that).
> Cheers,
> Nick.
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> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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