[Distutils] Working toward Linux wheel support

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 21:22:58 CEST 2015

If you need that for some reason just put the longer information in the
metadata, inside the WHEEL file for example. Surely "does it work on my
system" dominates, as opposed to "I have a wheel with this mnemonic tag,
now let me install debian 5 so I can get it to run".

On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 3:19 PM Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> 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.
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> Donald Stufft
> PGP: 0x6E3CBCE93372DCFA // 7C6B 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372
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