[Python-Dev] PEP 561 rework

Ethan Smith ethan at ethanhs.me
Tue Nov 14 05:10:07 EST 2017

A note was added [1] about the solution for module only distributions and
is live on Python.org.

[1] https://github.com/python/peps/pull/468

Ethan Smith

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:02 AM, Sebastian Rittau <srittau at rittau.biz>

> Am 14.11.2017 um 02:38 schrieb Guido van Rossum:
> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Sebastian Rittau <srittau at rittau.biz>
> wrote:
>> I am really looking forward to the implementation of this PEP and I am
>> glad that it is close to acceptance. One thing that is not really clear to
>> me is how module-only packages are handled. Say I have a package "foo" that
>> installs the file "foo.py" to site-packages, where would I install
>> "foo.pyi" and py.typed to? Or is this case not supported and I have to
>> convert the foo module into a package containing just __init__.py?
> Good call. I think that conversion to a package is indeed the best
> approach -- it doesn't seem worth it to add more special-casing for this
> scenario.
> Ethan, if you agree, you should just add a sentence about this to the PEP.
> This seems like the best solution, especially since setuptools does not
> really support installing package data for pure modules.
>  - Sebastian
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