[Distutils] Fwd: Re: PEP 517 again

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Thu Aug 24 12:34:09 EDT 2017

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017, at 05:26 PM, Daniel Holth wrote:
> by including the build_dir parameter, a nearly universal build
> system concept, pip gets an elegant way to ask for either a clean or
> unclean build.
Is there a reason to ask for an 'unclean' build, though? There may
be a performance optimisation from reusing cached data, but building
in a separate directory doesn't preclude caching intermediates
somewhere else.
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