[Distutils] PEP 517 again

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Mon Aug 28 19:28:19 EDT 2017

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2017, at 09:13 PM, Daniel Holth wrote:
> > Then end the debate by letting the PEP authors decide the return type, and
> > write a paragraph explaining why the other options were rejected. It is not
> > going to make a big difference.
> Will that work now? Are we all so tired of this endless war that people will
> sign a peace treaty written by the people whose names are on the PEP
> (Nathaniel & me)?
> If so, let the trumpets sound, and the heralds declare that "return
> NotImplemented" is the way to do it. (I hope I've remembered Nathaniel's
> preference right ;-)

Fine with me, though if it turns out Donald and Nick prefer the
version where the backend has to export an exception class then I'm
fine with that too. (I'm basing this on -- Donald has said he likes
it, and Nick hasn't commented yet but AFAICT it does address his
concerns with NotImplemented, so it seem like a plausible outcome.)

I hope Nick had a good weekend at the beach or whatever, because this
is going to be a heck of an email backlog to come back to...


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

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