[Distutils] PEP 427

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 29 15:11:11 CET 2014

> Does it mean that it actually makes sense to look into that
> direction and make wheel usage closer to jar?

There is a parallel discussion going on, with the title "Using Wheel with zipimport",
which is relevant to this question, and other questions you raised (e.g. about
supporting C extensions/pure-Python modules.

> I have no knowledge about c extensions scope, but i feel
> like it might be of less importance then pure python
> packaging issues? Am I wrong?

A lot of Python users depend on C extensions - and while it is a subset of all Python
users, it is a large (and important) subset. Example: any usage of Python in
numerical analysis or scientific applications involves use of C extensions.


Vinay Sajip

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