What is Pants?
Pants is a build system for Java, Scala and Python. It works particularly well for a source code repository that contains many distinct projects.
Pants is a tool in the Java Build Tools category of a tech stack.
Pants is an open source tool with 3K GitHub stars and 582 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pants's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Pants?
3 companies reportedly use Pants in their tech stacks, including Twitter, Square, and Foursquare.
19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pants.
Pros of Pants
Creates deployable packages
Runs on Linux
Runs on OS X
Apr 24 2015 at 6:32PM
- Builds Java, Scala, and Python.
- Adding support for new languages is straightforward.
- Supports code generation: thrift, protocol buffers, custom code generators.
- Resolves external JVM and Python dependencies.
- Runs tests.
- Spawns Python and Scala REPLs with appropriate load paths.
- Creates deployable packages.
- Scales to large repos with many interdependent modules.
- Designed for incremental builds.
- Support for local and distributed caching.
- Especially fast for Scala builds, compared to alternatives.
- Builds standalone python executables (PEX files)
- Has a plugin system to add custom features and override stock behavior.
- Runs on Linux and Mac OS X.
Pants Alternatives & Comparisons
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