Editable Python Installs, Packaging Standardization, and pyproject.toml - Brett Cannon

Episode 119 · June 26th, 2020 · 36 mins 6 secs

About this Episode

There's stuff going on in Python packaging and pyproject.toml.

Brett and I talk about some upcoming work on Python packaging, such as:

  • editable installs
  • the need for standardization
  • configuration of other tools in pyproject.toml

And then get off on tangents and talk about:

  • why it's good to have packages like pip, toml, setuptools, wheel, etc not part of the standard library
  • should we remove some stuff from the standard library
  • the standard library using unittest for testing the standard library
    • why not hypothesis
    • I didn't bring up "why not pytest?" but you know I was thinking it.
  • why CPython and not C++Python
  • and more

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