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

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Wed May 31 12:01:56 EDT 2017

Sounds like we have bad support for out of 🌲 builds

On Wed, May 31, 2017, 11:53 Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, May 31, 2017, at 04:31 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> > The hook is also so a tool like tox or TravisCI or twine can produce a
> > sdist that can be uploaded to PyPI or similar.
> This seems like a distinct operation from 'prepare the files needed to
> build a wheel', although they are related. For instance, sdists
> typically contain docs (in source form), but you don't need these to
> build a wheel. It would be fairly easy for Flit to identify the files
> needed to build a wheel, but it can only identify the files needed for
> an sdist with the help of a VCS.
> Would you be happy with a compromise where PEP 517 defines a (possibly
> optional) hook like 'prepare_build_files', and we leave a standardised
> interface for preparing an sdist to be hashed out in a later PR?
> Thomas
> _______________________________________________
> Distutils-SIG maillist  -  Distutils-SIG at python.org
> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/attachments/20170531/75f05a3f/attachment.html>

More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list