[Distutils] RFC: Binary Distribution Format for distutils2/packaging

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 13:21:16 CET 2012

On 14 March 2012 02:56, Tarek Ziadé <tarek at ziade.org> wrote:
> distutils' bdist is broken (the name of the file does not contain the py
> version...)

?? bdist_wininst filenames contain the python version when it matters
(i.e., when there are binaries in the file).

One thing I dislike about eggs is that the filename includes a Python
version for all eggs, even when the package is pure python. I know
eggs contain .pyc files (which are version specific) but IMO they
shouldn't. Having a python version in the filename where it's not
necessary increases the maintenance burden on packagers, who have to
generate the extra files, and for users, who have to work out whether
the package actually is version specific, or whether they can just
install from source.

Please can we have a new format that only has a Python version in the
filename if it matters?


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