[Distutils] Accessing package data files in wheels

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 10:01:23 CEST 2015

On 29 June 2015 at 20:52, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29 June 2015 at 10:26, Paul Sokolovsky <pmiscml at gmail.com> wrote:
>> and yet we're stuck at the old base PEPs which
>> overlooked providing stream access protocol for package resources
>> access.
> The PEP did not "overlook" stream access. Rather, the compatibility
> constraints and the need to support existing code meant that we needed
> to ensure that we required the minimal possible interface from
> loaders. Even get_data was an optional interface.
> In practice, many of the constraints around at the time no longer
> apply, and zip and filesystem loaders remain the most common examples,
> so the conservative approach of PEP 302 can be revisited (as I said).
> But someone needs to step up and manage such a change before it will
> happen.

And active import system experts are even thinner on the ground than
packaging experts :)

It's good to hear Brett's planning to dive into this for 3.6, though.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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