The Python ecosystem has a great many tools for various features, and Pants installs, configures and invokes those tools for you, while taking care of orchestrating the workflow, caching results, running concurrently, and so on.
Pants currently supports the following goals and features for Python:
running a REPL
counting lines of code
There are also goals for querying and understanding your dependency graph, and a robust help system. We're adding support for additional tools and features all the time, and it's straightforward to implement your own.
Updated about a month ago