[Distutils] pip merges wheel

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 00:52:05 CET 2013

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 4:39 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"
> If that's the end goal, then it should be the default now.

No, user experience is king. Right now, defaulting to wheel-only would
be an awful user experience (because you wouldn't be able to install
anything), as well as being completely backwards incompatible with the
current behaviour (because everything would break).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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