[Distutils] State of the wheel spec (Was: How to handle launcher script importability?)

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 22 09:34:28 CEST 2013

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:

> However, the pydist.json that wheel currently writes is in the
> category of "arbitrary additional metadata in the dist-info
> directory", since the metadata 2.0 spec is still far from stable.

You can perhaps see why that could cause confusion - was that mentioned
somewhere on this list? It certainly seems odd to add a pydist.json there if
it's not needed; the natural thing to do is to assume that if it's there,
it's usable. Unfortunately, the pydist.json that it currently writes is not
conformant to the latest version of the PEP (though it passes schema
validation) :-(


Vinay Sajip

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