[Distutils] Using Wheel with zipimport

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Jan 29 14:31:33 CET 2014

On Jan 29, 2014, at 8:10 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 29 January 2014 12:58, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You can campaign to deprecate that feature *if* we ever want to make a
>> change to the wheel format that is incompatible with it.
> Note that virtualenv uses the ability to run wheels from sys.path. I
> don't believe that virtualenv should be a "special exception" here,
> nor do I want it to rely on accidents of the implementation.
> So from my POV, pypa is already shipping code that relies on this
> behaviour being by design.
> Paul

Here’s Paul explicitly mentioning that Wheels being used with zip import is
an incidental benefit and not a core feature.


Donald Stufft
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