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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Jun 15 22:58:54 EDT 2017

> On Jun 15, 2017, at 10:51 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> I can see some benefit to standardizing on a single format instead of
> making every backend author learn e.g. the weird quirks required to
> get unicode filenames correct in two different formats, and I'm not
> sure why it would be a big deal to change the default for new tools
> going forward given that all our infrastructure does support .zip
> already.

I believe it would be fairly disruptive for downstream redistributors like Debian whose tooling is designed around the idea of a .tar.gz file, and whom are forced to repack .zip files into .tar.gz files AIUI. I don’t really personally care that much about the difference between .zip or .tar.gz for a sdist, I just want to minimize people yelling at me unless it’s for a good reason, and I don’t think this is a good reason :)

Donald Stufft

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