sip RFE: support prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel hook

Phil Thompson phil at
Tue Jul 27 16:07:30 BST 2021

On 21/07/2021 18:40, Scott Talbert wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?


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