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

Wes Turner wes.turner at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 19:59:30 EDT 2016

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 19 Aug 2016 at 12:53 Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','donald at stufft.io');>> wrote:
>> Oh, and TIL that anyone who has Python 3.4+ installed has a command line
>> tool for extracting ``.tar.gz`` files [2]
> So I think you're both right, but at different time scales. :) I think
> Donald is right that the short-term time scale of "now" by suggesting we
> just go with tar.gz since it has the numbers. But I think Leonardo's point
> of general alignment with zip for packaging overall is good for the
> "formally define sdist" time scale and we potentially introduce an .sdist
> file extension.

How about, as a convention,

So that file type associations with archive programs still work?
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