[Distutils] Using Wheel with zipimport

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 22:54:48 CET 2014

On 30 Jan 2014 07:50, "Greg Ewing" <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> Otherwise we'd have to define a whole new format for something that
>> can be adequately handled by a wheel that meets certain restrictions,
>> and that would be pointless (we already have too many formats, and we
>> wanted the wheel format to offer a strict superset of the egg format's
>> capabilities).
> Would it help if zipimportable wheels were given a
> different extension? The format could be exactly the
> same (except perhaps for a flag in the metadata) but
> users would be able to immediately tell whether a
> particular wheel was zipimportable without having to
> run a tool.
> We would need a suitably catchy name for them too.
> Zippy wheels? Fast wheels? Hotwheels?

1.1 will likely have a flag in WHEEL (off by default), and distlib.mount
will then refuse to add wheels that don't have it set (including 1.0
wheels) to sys.path.


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