[Distutils] Fwd: Re: PEP 517 again

xoviat xoviat at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 10:29:48 EDT 2017

I understand that, but what I disagree with is modifying build_wheel to
make up for a lack of consensus on editable installs.

On Aug 24, 2017 9:27 AM, "Thomas Kluyver" <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 24, 2017, at 03:05 PM, xoviat wrote:
> During development, you want to use an editable install, which does modify
> the source tree.
> I think it was before you joined the discussion, but editable installs
> came up before and have deliberately been left out of PEP 517 because of
> the complexities. I am very keen that we do not go back into that
> discussion.
> I particularly want to hear from Nick, Daniel, Donald and Paul on their
> understanding of the build_directory parameter. There were reasons why it
> got added, and even if those reasons no longer seem so convincing to me,
> it's only going to be removed again if we can reach a consensus on working
> without it.
> Thomas
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