[Distutils] pip merges wheel

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Tue Mar 19 00:41:12 CET 2013

On Mar 18, 2013, at 7:39 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> On Mar 18, 2013, at 04:13 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> Eventually I expect pip will grow a "--wheel-only" option to run it in
>> strict "installer only" mode, but the ecosystem is a long way from
>> supporting that being a useful option (especially since there are some
>> cases which will still require falling back to the "build from source"
>> model).
> If that's the end goal, then it should be the default now.
> -Barry
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--wheel-only as the default now would make approximately 3 things installable from PyPI, one of which is wheel itself.

Donald Stufft
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