[Distutils] Fwd: Re: PEP 517 again

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Fri Aug 25 06:56:58 EDT 2017

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017, at 11:45 AM, Paul Moore wrote:
> If it can't build a sdist then there's no opportunity for frontends to
> fall back to sdist->wheel anyway, so that's not an issue[1].
> It's only if sdist->wheel and direct wheel are both possible that
> frontends have a choice, and I feel that we should mandate that
> backends ensure that it doesn't matter which route the frontend
> chooses.

Great, I think we're on the same page. I'm going to make a PR against
the PEP while I still remember what page it is. ;-)

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