[Distutils] Towards a simple and standard sdist format that isn't intertwined with distutils

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 15:41:25 CEST 2015

On 5 October 2015 at 14:25, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> The main thing I wanted was something that wasn't a mouthful to say and that
> had a dedicated extension so we don't end up where the filename looks
> incredibly generic (requests-1.0.swhl vs requests-1.0.tar.gz).

You find "Source Wheel" easier to say / type than "sdist"? (I type it
more than say it, but typing sdist is easier, and when I say it I
usually go for "ess-dist, or suh-dist"). And ".sdist" seems like a
perfectly good suffix to me.

And the bikeshed should be a light purple colour :-)

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