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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Tue May 30 07:40:13 EDT 2017

> On May 30, 2017, at 6:34 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Note that I'm also fine with pip as a project saying that it will only
> ship support for the build-backend interface once the source filtering
> interface is also defined and implemented.

As an addendum, this seems entirely silly to me as well. The packaging landscape is already littered with unimplemented PEPs that confuse people, adding another one seems like a waste of everyone’s time, and if this one is dependent on another one, it seems silly not to define them together.

Donald Stufft

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