[Distutils] Fwd: Re: PEP 517 again

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Aug 24 20:06:44 EDT 2017

Paul Moore wrote:
> 4. The point of all this is that the definition of build_directory
> says "If build_directory is None, the backend may do an 'in place'
> build which modifies the source directory and may produce different
> results from those that would be obtained by exporting an sdist
> first".

Is it really necessary for pip to specify exactly *where* to do
an out-of-place build? Why should it care, as long as the end
result is a clean wheel?


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