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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Oct 5 15:54:09 CEST 2015

On October 5, 2015 at 9:45:29 AM, Wes Turner (wes.turner at gmail.com) wrote:
> >
> 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  

-1 on using a .zip extension. I don’t really want people opening these up to inspect them unless they know what they are doing. For most people, they should just think of them as blobs of stuff.

+0 on .sdist.whl instead of .swhl or .src.whl.

Donald Stufft
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