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

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 21:12:54 EDT 2016

Now I remember that just the other week I had to switch a project to zip
sdists, because I was having trouble doing .tar.gz on Windows. Perhaps the
greater availability of tools to deal with zip is the reason why 10% of
sdists choose that format.

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 6:08 PM Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> On Aug 17, 2016, at 6:05 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> I do -- what advantage does tar.gz have over zip?
> The two formats are roughly isomorphic in terms of technical reasons to
> pick one over the other, but distutils defaults to .tar.gz and most uploads
> to PyPI are .tar.gz.
> Donald Stufft
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