[Python-Dev] new binary wheels PEP idea

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Tue Feb 19 16:57:23 EST 2019

And for what it's worth, most of the really active contributors from 
distutils-sig seem to prefer the "Packaging" category at 

If you'd prefer to use Discourse, I'd suggest posting there first and 
also email distutils-sig with a link to the discussion. Otherwise, go 
straight to distutils-sig (just don't be too surprised if you don't seem 
to get much traction there or if someone restarts the discussion on 
Discourse for you).


On 19Feb2019 1341, Brett Cannon wrote:
> Unfortunately you're still posted to the wrong list, Alexander. You want 
> to mail distutils-sig at python.org <mailto:distutils-sig at python.org> where 
> packaging discussions occur.
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:19 AM Alexander Revin <lyssdod at gmail.com 
> <mailto:lyssdod at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     I have an idea regarding Python binary wheels on non-glibc platforms,
>     and it seems that initially I've posted it to the wrong list ([1])
>     Long story short, the proposal is to use platform tuples (like
>     compiler ones) for wheel names, which will allow much broader platform
>     support, for example:
>     package-1.0-cp36-cp36m-amd64_linux_gnu.whl
>     package-1.0-cp36-cp36m-amd64_linux_musl.whl
>     So eventually only {platform tag} part will be modified. Glibc/musl
>     detection is quite trivial and eventually will be based on existing
>     one in PEP 513 [2].
>     Let me know what you think.
>     Best regards,
>     Alex
>     [1]
>     https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2019-February/739524.html
>     [2] https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0513/#id49

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