[Numpy-discussion] Proposal: stop supporting 'setup.py install'; start requiring 'pip install .' instead
ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 17:54:10 EDT 2015
On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 4:28 PM, <josef.pktd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 27, 2015 6:08 AM, <josef.pktd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > What's the equivalent of
>> > python setup.py build_ext --inplace
>> python setup.py build_ext --inplace
> Ok, Sorry, I read now the small print and the issue.
> Sounds reasonable, given we can `force` our way out.
> (If the reason to run to pip is a misspelled dev version number, then it
> looks like a hammer to me.)
That's not the reason. A main reason is that we want reliable uninstall of
numpy, as explained in the initial post. We also want to avoid as many
other broken parts of setuptools/easy_install as possible.
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