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

Wes Turner wes.turner at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 15:45:27 CEST 2015

On Oct 5, 2015 8:41 AM, "Paul Moore" <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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.

How about something like
.sdist.whl.zip ?

There are already many tools with e.g. ZIP MIME extensions
so that one can open the file and browse the archive with a file explorer
without a platform specific file type association install step

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