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

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 12:58:25 EDT 2016

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 12:50 PM Ian Cordasco <graffatcolmingov at gmail.com>

> So perhaps I'm missing something, but why are we talking about trying
> to shoehorn a legacy design into Wheel? Why wouldn't we leave
> bdist_egg alone and start trying to find a better way to replace it?
> We could avoid over-complicating Wheel and we could spend time
> polishing whatever we come up with.
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It is because wheel is almost identical to egg, but the name 'newegg' was
already in use by a major online retailer. Possibly adding the one missing
egg feature to wheel would save someone some time. Maybe you would want to
give 'extracted wheel in its own directory' a different name, or no name,
to avoid confusion.
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