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 1.3K GitHub stars and 362 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.
10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pants.
Why developers like Pants?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Pants
- 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.
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