[Distutils] PEP 517 again
xoviat at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 21:57:17 EDT 2017
Looks like Nick is on the losing side here, but we shall see.
On Aug 25, 2017 8:28 PM, "Greg Ewing" <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Oh, BDFL, will you settle whether we should raise an exception or return
> On Aug 25, 2017 8:28 PM, "Greg Ewing" <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> xoviat wrote:
>> I mean how is opening a file different than attempting to build an sdist?
> 1. Opening a file is a very common operation.
> 2. Most file opens are expected to succeed, and if one doesn't,
> the appropriate place to deal with that is almost never at the
> site of the open call, but somewhere further up.
> In contrast, there's probably only about one place in any
> given frontend where the backend's build_sdist method gets
> invoked, and it's unlikely the ability to let a not-implemented
> exception bubble up from that point would be of great use.
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