[Distutils] Provisionally accepting PEP 517's declarative build system interface

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 13:04:58 EDT 2017


On 2 June 2017 at 18:02, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>
> I’m pretty sure the only reason we don’t do it now is because nobody has had
> the time to make it happen yet. The problems before weren’t from going via
> sdist, they were from trying to modify our copy tree implementation to
> filter out .tox, .git, etc. I don’t think we’ve ever tried going via sdist
> (other than there is an open PR for it, but it ended up stalling
> https://github.com/pypa/pip/pull/3722).

Oh, yes - it's the filtering stuff out work that I remembered, plus
the fact that we'd discussed going via sdist.

> Essentially, volunteer time is finite :(

In my case, coding time is very limited, but time to write long email
responses seems to be freely available. Sigh :-(

Paul


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