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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 14:16:24 CEST 2012

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Re: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0425/ "Compatibility tags for
> built distributions"
> Progress towards a proper set of rules for generating the tags a
> Python implementation is likely to support.
> This system of being willing to install older built distributions is
> intended to solve the frustrating problem with eggs that you would
> have to build a new egg for each Python release, even for a
> pure-Python egg that probably runs fine on a newer Python.

Yep, those rules look sensible to me (and thanks for clarifying the
intended semantics of the "py2" and "py3" version markers)


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

More information about the Python-ideas mailing list