[Distutils] PEP 517 again

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Thu Aug 31 01:36:55 EDT 2017

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 9:56 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 August 2017 at 14:22, xoviat <xoviat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Again, let me repeat that: wheels generated using setuptools are valid for
>> CPython only if build on CPython. This is not the current setuptools
>> behavior but will be for all setuptools build backend calls (I assume legacy
>> will remain the same).
> While I do think your proposal would work (on the assumption that
> folks aren't use "pip wheel" to generate their wheel files for
> upload),

I use 'pip wheel' to generate wheel files for upload... (I like to
generate an sdist and then build a wheel from that, and 'pip wheel
sdist.tar.gz' is more convenient than manually unpacking and running
bdist_wheel. )

> an alternative approach with a lower risk of unintended side
> effects would be for *pip* to either rename the autobuilt file before
> adding it to the cache, or else to adjust its caching strategy a bit
> to internally separate a shared wheel download cache from
> per-interpreter-compatibility-tag caches for locally built wheel
> files.



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

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