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.gitignore add bazel wheel rule setup Feb 21, 2018


Bazel rule for building a python wheel.

This aims to simplify the wheel-building process by taking over the need to write and maintain extra files and then building via genrule. Instead, you can use this rule to wrap that whole process for you.

You can check out the Skydoc-generated wheel docs here.

Unfortunately Skydoc doesn't currently support the newer doc label parameter, so check out the Skylark source in wheel.bzl for more info.

Installing and Usage

Currently requires having setuptools and wheel installed locally (will work on bringing that into the rule itself).

To use the wheel rule, you will need to add the following into your WORKSPACE file:

    name = "io_bazel_rules_wheel",
    strip_prefix = "rules_wheel-<version>",
    urls = ["<version>.tar.gz"],
    sha256 = "<checksum>"

To load the rules, either do so in your BUILD files or simply add to tools/build_rules/prelude_bazel:

load("@io_bazel_rules_wheel//wheel:wheel.bzl", "bdist_wheel")

NOTE: using prelude_bazel requires an empty tools/build_rules/BUILD file.

You can now create wheels by doing something similar to the below:

    name = "sample_wheel",
    srcs = glob(
        exclude = ["**/*.pyc"],
    include_package_data = True
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