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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Aug 15 17:45:45 EDT 2016

On Aug 15, 2016, at 05:39 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:

>so narrowing it down to only .tar.gz and .tgz is pretty safe, but practically
>nobody uses .tgz anyways so why bother?

I agree with all of your reasoning.  FWIW, I personally use .tgz all the time
when making backups of things locally, but rarely use it for publicly
consumable artifacts.  And since the sdists setupdistutilstools generates will
only be .tar.gz, I think it's fine to disallow .tgz.

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