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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed May 24 03:11:15 EDT 2017

On 24 May 2017 at 03:04, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:
> I'll propose a variant of an idea I described already: the frontend
> could provide the backend with a fresh temp directory. If the backend
> needs to run other processes, it can redirect the output into a file in
> that temp directory. Then you have files with an unknown encoding,  but
> each file will hopefully have one encoding, and you can use a tool like
> chardet to guess what it is.

That's actually pretty similar to the way tools like mock (the chroot
based RPM builder) work. That way, build backends could choose

- use pipes to stream output from the tools they call, deal with
encoding issues themselves
- redirect output to a suitable named file in the tool log directory


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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