[Distutils] Compatibility Tags and the Stable API

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Fri Sep 9 07:28:16 EDT 2016

On 9 Sep 2016, at 12:00 pm, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Correct. I have a pull request on wheel that does just that, and the next version of pip will be ready for it.

Is there a release date for that version of pip? There's no point in me making releases that can't be installed.


> On Fri, Sep 9, 2016, 04:14 Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure how to interpret PEP 425 when it comes to packages containing C extension modules that use the limited Python API (PEP 384).
> The Python v3.4 version of the limited API is used so should the compatibility tag be...
> cp34-abi3-*
> That would mean that the 'cp34' Python tag would have to be interpreted as a minimum (rather than exact) requirement.
> Grateful for any clarification.
> Phil
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