[Distutils] PEP 517: Build frontend responsibilities

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 02:09:25 EDT 2017

On 18 August 2017 at 14:16, xoviat <xoviat at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm still not convinced, but this PEP has been WIP for too long. I think it
> should be marked Accepted.

As previously noted, I'm mostly ready to mark it as Accepted (we're
just missing some specific wording around the use of
NotImplementedError to signal anticipated backend failures from
build_sdist and build_wheel that may trigger a fallback option in the

The other aspect I'm not clear on is whether or not both PEP authors
are otherwise happy for the current version to be *considered* for
acceptance - that requires an explicit request for pronouncement, and
we haven't had a fresh one of those since the last round of updates :)


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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