Apologies if this is the wrong mailing list, Sumanah suggested I write to you fine folks to get some feedback/direction on my pip PR.
Here's the link: https://github.com/pypa/pip/pull/5404
There's a bit of discussion in that PR thread, but also in a couple of Issue threads, most notably https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/5355 (where I first proposed adding the dist options to install) and https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/5453 (where some other folks seem to be requesting similar functionality).
Granted there's a lot to ingest, but the discussion in the PR has seemed to stagnate and I desperately would like some direction on how to proceed... or IF to proceed, if it's ultimately decided that this is not something pip maintainers want to do, I totally respect that.
I summarize the status quo in my latest comment on the PR, but to reiterate here: my PR adds `--platform`, `--abi`, `--python-version` and `--implementation` as valid arguments to `install` (formerly these options were only available on `download`). They are only usable when invoking `install` with `--target`, per pfmoore's suggestion. Some other folks have suggested that this limitation (the `--target` one) is unnecessary and that merely using the dist options alone is plenty-explicit about intent. The same folks also would like to see the dist options on the `wheel` subcommand.
I personally have no qualms with their suggestion NOR do i have qualms with pfmoore's suggestion, so I am looking for guidance. Thanks so much in advance, I appreciate your time.
-- Loren <3