[Distutils] PEP 517: Open questions around artifact export directories

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 16:45:08 EDT 2017

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 4:41 PM Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> On Jun 12, 2017, at 4:36 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's certainly easier to build a zipfile correctly than to build a
> directory tree. Might even be faster if your filesystem is slow. Surely if
> there are multiple *.dist-info it is an error?
> Sure, but it’s an error that we currently run into and it tends to occur
> for the people who are least able to do anything about it. Why not design
> the interface to make the error impossible?

Live dangerously.

I think all my wheel generators except bdist_wheel build the zipfile
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