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

Alex Grönholm alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Tue Aug 16 12:43:07 EDT 2016

16.08.2016, 19:37, Daniel Holth kirjoitti:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 12:06 PM Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io 
> <mailto:donald at stufft.io>> wrote:
>>     On Aug 16, 2016, at 8:50 AM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:dholth at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Wheel should be updated to support the egg use case before egg is
>>     removed. IIUC this would mostly mean officially supporting
>>     'unzipped wheel' as a thing you can add to PYTHONPATH, possibly
>>     with some additional restrictions for the specific wheel. We
>>     could go a little further and officially support zipped wheels
>>     "if zip safe". We could implement wheel2egg to complement egg2wheel?
>     I don’t think Wheel should officially supported unzip wheels as a
>     thing you can add to PYTHONPATH nor do I think we should
>     officially support zipped wheels being added to PYTHONPATH.
>     Neither of those things are going to work universally and
>     setuptools has gross heuristics to try and figure out when they
>     will and won’t work (which regularly break or report
>     inaccurately). Wheel is improved by remaining focused on being a
>     format for distributing and installed via an installer, not one
>     that tries to do all of the things like Egg did.
> So this is how I envision "installing a wheel to its own directory".
> 1. Unzip the wheel into its own directory.
> 2. If there are any nested *.data/purelib, platlib, make sure they are 
> also unzipped into the root of the unzipped wheel instead of their 
> archive paths.
> 3. If there are scripts and you want them, install those too.
> If 2 and 3 don't apply to you, you are done almost before you've 
> started. What's missing?
How does one go about installing console_scripts this way?
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