[Distutils] PEP 517 again
xoviat at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 20:32:43 EDT 2017
Are you okay with what has been proposed?
On Aug 24, 2017 7:29 PM, "Nathaniel Smith" <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 7:52 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> - I don't understand how out-of-tree builds and prepare_build_metadata
> >>> are supposed to interact.
> > They don't, since the backend should only implement
> > prepare_build_metadata if it can generate the metadata without
> > actually triggering a full build of all the binary artifacts.
> The reason I had this on the list is that in many build systems, these
> two steps are intimately linked. E.g. in autoconf, "figure out which
> dependencies I'm going to use" (aka prepare_build_metadata) and "set
> up an out-of-tree build directory" are the same operation.
> Alternatively "sniff the system and config files etc. to figure out
> what what dependencies we're going to use" could be just another build
> target -- but then it still requires that the build directory be set
> up first.
> Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org
> Distutils-SIG maillist - Distutils-SIG at python.org
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