[Python-ideas] bdist naming scheme (compatibility tags) PEP

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 14:33:09 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 7:56 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> Daniel Holth wrote:
>> Today pypy and CPython's "setup.py bdist" generate the same filename
>> but incompatible bdists.
> The distutils "bdist" command is just a generic command which then
> runs one of the more specific bdist_* commands (via the --formats
> option; defaulting to bdist_dumb).

> Reading the PEP, I assume you'd like to change the bdist_dumb output
> file name only.

Yes, I do mean bdist_dumb in the Rationale.

The PEP doesn't propose changing any file names. It is just a naming
scheme. There is a new format "wheel" that needs this, but the naming
scheme should be useful elsewhere, and I need feedback from the
implementation communities to get it right.

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