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Re: 'python-build-system'

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: 'python-build-system'
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:50:00 +0200
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Cyril Roelandt <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 04/28/2013 03:55 AM, Nikita Karetnikov wrote:
>>> What’s the status of this?  It would be great to have it in time for
>>> 0.2.
>> OK, I'll try to finalize it today.
> Should we really call this "python-build-system" ? I think there are a
> few different build systems for Python, even though they are all forks
> of one another (distutils, setuptools, distutils2, distribute, and
> maybe others).

But how do they differ from the user’s POV?  My understanding was that
distutils* and setuptools provide the ‘python setup.py’ interface, with
the same arguments and everything, no?

> I'm not sure that Python chose one of these as the "official" build
> system. Maybe we should use names such as
> "python-setuptools-build-system". WDYT ?

If the command-line interface is different, then yes.  But if they have
the same command-line interface, then it doesn’t make sense to
distinguish among them, I think.


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