[Distutils] PEX at Twitter (re: PEX - Twitter's multi-platform executable archive format for Python)

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Feb 1 21:00:53 CET 2014

On Sat, 1/2/14, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> No one is talking about solving this problem overnight.
> But if we don't want to bother putting the effort in now
> then the zipimport module might as well get tossed as
> this is a constant issue that people are not designing APIs
> to support.

Whoa - nobody said that in-Python APIs of this nature shouldn't
be improved (as Christian says he's already done with this one).
I was pointing out that there are also third-party APIs that we
don't control which people will want to use, meaning that the
need [for an API] to copy in-zip resources to the file system will
be around for quite some time.


Vinay Sajip

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