[Distutils] Using Wheel with zipimport

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Jan 29 14:48:02 CET 2014

On Jan 29, 2014, at 8:46 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 29 January 2014 23:34, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> If I'm wrong, then by all means show me where it was discussed so I can admit
>> I was wrong.
> You have the burden of proof backwards there. You're the one asking me
> to break backwards compatibility, and to let people continue to
> believe wheels are only a partial replacement for eggs - it's up to
> you to make the case that waiting until wheel 1.1 (which, again, has
> nobody committed to writing it and a completely unspecified timeline)
> is a superior approach to clarifying something I thought was already
> documented when I accepted the PEP (and is certainly inherent in the
> design of the format).
> The zipimport compatibility didn't need to be discussed much because
> it was there in Daniel's original wheel design - there was never any
> proposal to use a zipimport *incompatible* approach, so nobody had to
> campaign in favour of zipimport compatibility.
> Cheers,
> Nick.
> -- 
> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

So what did you mean when you said “We discussed it extensively before
PEP 427 was approved” if you’re now saying that it wasn’t discussed.

Donald Stufft
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