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

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Mon Jun 12 17:21:13 EDT 2017

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017, at 10:09 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> It’s pretty hard to screw up zipping up a directory.

If you want reproducible builds, it's very easy to screw up, and your
response doesn't inspire confidence that frontends will do it carefully.
But I see flit mainly as something you use directly to build and publish
wheels, and these hooks of secondary interest for e.g. installing from a
VCS URL. So I'll keep my zip-archive-building code in flit, and let
frontend tools duplicate the part of that functionality they care about.
It's also, of course, hard to screw up unzipping to a directory. ;-)

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