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

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Thu Aug 18 18:12:59 EDT 2016

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 5:02 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> *  new project by existing maintainer: here, I'd be inclined to flag
> maintainer accounts at the start of the deprecation period based on whether
> or not they're currently using the legacy formats on any of their projects -
> that is, the migration period would be applied at the *user* level, in
> addition to the project level. If someone has never used the legacy formats,
> they can be treated like a new user immediately, and will presumably never
> even notice the change.

Like any invisible state, there's some potential for confusion here --
"how come I can upload these files but my co-maintainer can't?" Not
necessarily a fatal flaw, but something to be aware of.


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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