[Distutils] PEP 527 - Removing Un(der)used file types/extensions on PyPI

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Fri Aug 26 03:08:40 EDT 2016

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 05:29 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Could you give a bit more detail on how you came to be publishing
> both? The main thing we're trying to avoid is missing a practical use
> case for the status quo where folks can upload both - if it's just an
> artifact of Windows and *nix having different default formats, then
> the convergence in distutils and setuptools will fix it implicitly,
> but if it's a deliberate design decision, then we need to check if
> that's based on a misunderstanding of how pip/easy_install/et al
> consume the two formats.

I think that script was created before my time in the project. I'd guess
it's just a historical artefact, but Fernando might know more.

Fernando: is there a reason we publish both .zip and .tar.gz sdists for
each release? PyPA is thinking of only allowing one sdist per release.

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