[Distutils] matrix: python_versions x supported_plattforms, cross-compiling vs VM

Alex Grönholm alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Fri May 27 12:43:35 EDT 2016

This reminds me of something I wanted to ask – how come the "virtualenv" 
tool installs wheel but the built-in "venv" tool does not? The latter is 
the currently recommended method of creating a virtualenv, isn't it?

27.05.2016, 19:40, Donald Stufft kirjoitti:
>> On May 27, 2016, at 12:37 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 May 2016 at 17:28, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>> So I kind of like the idea of making wheels the default for distributing on
>>> PyPi always -- even for pure python modules. And wheels are trivial to build
>>> from pure python packages -- so why not?
>> It would be *really* nice to have some sort of metadata/flag that said
>> "this project is pure Python". Normally, what I want is not *quite*
>> --only-binary, but rather "only binary except for pure Python where
>> I'm happy to take a source distribution". But AFAIK, there's no way
>> for pip to know that :-(
> The flip side is it should be trivial for pure Python projects to release wheels, often requiring them to do nothing different except ensuring `wheel` is installed and running ``setup.py sdist bdist_wheel` instead of just `setup.py sdist`.
>> Donald Stufft
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