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

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 20:44:49 CEST 2015

On Fri, 9 Oct 2015 19:35 Carl Meyer <carl at oddbird.net> wrote:

On 10/09/2015 12:28 PM, Oscar Benjamin wrote:
> Why would it need dynamic metadata for the windows matplotlib wheel to
> have different metadata from the OSX matplotlib wheel? The platform
> Windows/OSX is static and each wheel declares its own dependencies
> statically but differently. Am I missing something?

I didn't say that required dynamic metadata (wheel metadata is already
static). I just said that it works fine currently, and that it becomes
an open question with the move towards static metadata in both source
and binary releases, because we have to answer questions like "what
information beyond just package/version makes up a complete node in a
dependency graph."

Assuming it's tied to the operating system it doesn't matter surely. When
pip runs on Windows it can ignore dependencies that apply to other
platforms so I don't see how this case makes it more complex.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/attachments/20151009/5c099539/attachment.html>

More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list