[Distutils] Conditionless setup.py

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Fri Aug 25 21:10:43 EDT 2017

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 5:46 PM, xoviat <xoviat at gmail.com> wrote:
> I personally do not understand the aversion to YAML. I mean yes, the
> specification is more complicated, but it's also more popular and the YAML
> files will not be complex enough for a C library to help that much. And
> since it's more popular, people might even prefer specifying package
> metadata in a pyproject.yaml. pip could even cache a wheel of the pyyaml
> package between builds that could be imported at build time with a
> zipimporter rather than vendoring the package. And as a plus it's not named
> after an alleged sexist.
> Honestly this is not an issue that interests me very much but this rant is
> because I was surprised that toml was chosen when I first found out about
> it.

If you want to know why it was chosen then there's lots of discussion
in the list archives. I don't think this is a great place to
relitigate it.


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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