[Distutils] PEP 517 - specifying build system in pyproject.toml

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sat May 20 19:48:06 EDT 2017

> On May 20, 2017, at 4:05 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a little concerned if we're going to end up with a proposal that
> means that distutils is in violation of the spec unless this issue is
> fixed. I'm not sure if that's where we're headed, but I wanted to be
> clear here - is PEP 517 intended to encompass distutils/setuptools, or
> are we treating them as a legacy case, that pip should special-case?

I don’t think distutils/setuptools are going to be compatible out of the box anyways, because it’s API is tied to setup.py. Whatever adapter is written to adapt it to PEP 517 can handle any semantic differences as well.

Donald Stufft

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