[Distutils] Add additional file categories for distutils, setuptools, wheel

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 21:04:49 CEST 2015

On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 6:39 PM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk>

> From: Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com>
> > On 19 April 2015 at 11:55, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I can work on a "paperman" implementation of this on top of the "wheel"
> >> installer for the end of this week. I think that would both alleviate
> some
> >> concerns for people interested in "everything in package directory", and
> >> make the discussion more focused.
> Is "paperman" a Disney reference, or something else?

it was used in another project I was involved in, to mean "even less than a
straw man". Since the project was handled by native speakers, I assumed it
was a generic term :)

In any case, the implementation I started in wheel was something to *start*
the discussion, not to be used as a reference.


> > That sounds good. One thing the wheel install command doesn't support
> > is per-user installs. I'd appreciate seeing some details of how those
> > would be handled - on the assumption that you don't want to deal with
> > pip's source just yet, a rough spec would be fine for now.
> I presume the way "wheel install" works is orthogonal to the scheme for
> handling different categories of data - "distil install", for example, does
> per-user installs by default. Are the proposed implementations just a proof
> of concept, to validate the usability of the implemented scheme? What is
> the envisaged timeline for proposing/agreeing specifications for how the
> file categories will work cross-platform? I'm bearing in mind that there
> might be other implementations of installers which would need to
> interoperate with any file category scheme ...
> Regards,
> Vinay Sajip
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