[Donald Stufft, 2016-01-23] > setuptools *is* the build system right now (or distutils if you’re still using > that). So the benefit to Debian right now would be: We maintain the > distutils/setuptools hacks to make them suck less so you don’t have to!
will pip allow me to: a) clean source dir (remove built files, etc.; setup.py clean ...), b) configure the program (setup.py config ...), c) build extensions, etc., without installing them (setup.py build ...) (in a dir I want or can easily guess, not one with a ~random name or the same for all interpreters/versions with overwritten files), d) test what's produced in previous step (setup.py test with a ton of hacks), e) install already built files (setup.py install --root) ? -- Piotr Ożarowski Debian GNU/Linux Developer www.ozarowski.pl www.griffith.cc www.debian.org GPG Fingerprint: 1D2F A898 58DA AF62 1786 2DF7 AEF6 F1A2 A745 7645