[Distutils] Fwd: Re: PEP 517 again

xoviat xoviat at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 20:11:36 EDT 2017

The current proposal is to remove build_dir and leave it up to the backend.

On Aug 24, 2017 7:07 PM, "Greg Ewing" <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:

> 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?
> --
> Greg
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