[Distutils] PEP 517 again

xoviat xoviat at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 11:59:15 EDT 2017

Is everyone on board with that?

On Aug 26, 2017 4:29 AM, "Paul Moore" <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 26 August 2017 at 03:17, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > In pretty much any other context, if you have an operation that returns
> an
> > regular value or an error value, the error value should be None.
> (Exceptions
> > include e.g. returning a non-negative int or -1 for errors, or True for
> > success and False for errors.)
> So, given that build_sdist returns the path of the newly built sdist,
> the correct way to signal "I didn't manage to build a sdist" would be
> to return None.
> Now that it's put this way, it seems glaringly obvious to me that this
> is the correct thing to do.
> Paul
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