[Distutils] Working toward Linux wheel support

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Aug 20 21:19:46 CEST 2015

On August 20, 2015 at 2:40:04 PM, Daniel Holth (dholth at gmail.com) wrote:
> We've also considered using truncated SHA-256 hashes. Then the tag would
> not be readable, but it would always be the same length.

I think it’d be a problem where can’t reverse the SHA-256 operation, so you could no longer inspect a wheel to determine what platforms it supports based on the filename, you would only ever be able to determine if it matches a particular platform.

Donald Stufft
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