[Distutils] Deprecating little used file types/extensions on PyPI?

Alex Grönholm alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Mon Aug 15 15:30:50 EDT 2016

15.08.2016, 22:28, Donald Stufft kirjoitti:
>> On Aug 15, 2016, at 3:22 PM, Ian Cordasco <graffatcolmingov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My only thought is how we convey this message to users. I wonder if it
>> would be beneficial to have Twine cut a release that warns users when
>> they are uploading something that will be unsupported, then have
>> Warehouse/PyPI start returning a 415 (Unsupported media type)
>> approximately a few weeks/month later.
> I wouldn’t be opposed to something like this, though I’m not entirely sure
> it’s going to be super useful. I’m not sure if a 415 is the correct response
> code since these are being sent as binary blobs as far as HTTP is concerned,
> but the Content-Type of the HTTP request will still be correct, but just the
> data inside it will be wrong, so I think that’s solidly a 400 error? Not that
> it’s super important, that’s an implementation detail :)
I think it'll be more important to let the users know exactly *why* 
their uploads failed (and what to do about it) when the change finally 
takes place.
>> I'm +1 for restricting the kinds of things people can upload though.
>> Donald Stufft
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