[Distutils] local platform tags and pip wheel caching

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Tue Jun 9 22:35:13 CEST 2015

On 10 June 2015 at 07:27, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 June 2015 at 20:09, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
>> I'm in favour of it - it fits the existing wheel spec; its opt-in,
>> non-intrusive and solves a real, present problem. [just not the 'how
>> do we get these damn things into PyPI, yet].
> Agreed, it sounds like a reasonable approach.
> One thought - rather than (ab)using the platform tag, maybe an
> additional "variant" tag could be used (empty by default)? OTOH, I
> don't see an obvious disadvantage to just using a custom platform tag.

I don't see a space for that in PEP 427; so that might be an option in
future but not compatible with wheel 1.0 AIUI.


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
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