[Python-Dev] PEP 561: Distributing and Packaging Type Information

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Oct 27 05:43:20 EDT 2017

On Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:31:04 +0200
Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:42:19 -0700
> Ethan Smith <ethan at ethanhs.me> wrote:
> > Stub Only Packages
> > ''''''''''''''''''
> > 
> > For package maintainers wishing to ship stub files containing all of their
> > type information, it is prefered that the ``*.pyi`` stubs are alongside the
> > corresponding ``*.py`` files. However, the stubs may be put in a sub-folder
> > of the Python sources, with the same name the ``*.py`` files are in. For
> > example, the ``flyingcircus`` package would have its stubs in the folder
> > ``flyingcircus/flyingcircus/``. This path is chosen so that if stubs are
> > not found in ``flyingcircus/`` the type checker may treat the subdirectory as
> > a normal package. The normal resolution order of checking ``*.pyi`` before
> > ``*.py`` will be maintained.  
> I am not sure I understand the rationale for this.  What would be the
> problem with looking for the stubs in a directory named, e.g;
> "flyingcircus/__typing__"?

I just saw Nathaniel asked the same question above.  Sorry for the



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