On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 at 08:08, Paul Sokolovsky firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
In the meantime, why can't you use modules on PyPI/github/wherever else?
There are significant use cases where 3rd party modules are not easy to use. But let's not get sucked into that digression here.
The point of this request is that Python's packaging infrastructure is looking at what compression we use for wheels - the current compression is suboptimal for huge binaries like tensorflow. Packaging is in a unique situation, because it *cannot* use external libraries - you can't have the wheel format depend on something that you need to install a wheel to use. If the decision is not to include these, we just have to stick to the existing compression methods, and accept the cost. But it's certainly worth looking at the possibility.