sip RFE: support prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel hook
swt at techie.net
Sun Aug 1 02:45:49 BST 2021
On Tue, 27 Jul 2021, Phil Thompson wrote:
>> I would like to request that sip support the PEP-517 hook
>> prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel. It appears that sip already has a
>> function for generating the .dist-info so this doesn't seem like it
>> would be too bad?
> It would require major refactoring as the creation of .dist-info is an
> integral part of a build.
> Given the hook is optional, and the PEP states how a front end should handle
> its omission, what would be the motivation?
The motivation is to get the package metadata (e.g., install requirements)
without having to build it (ie, the wheel) first.
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