[Python-ideas] Moving typing out of the stdlib in Python 3.7?

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 08:30:28 EST 2017

On 5 November 2017 at 10:48, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Nov 2017 13:46:59 +1000
> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> * ensurepip gains the ability to also install bundled wheel files
> Why? Why wouldn't you put the wheel directly in site-packages on
> install?

I'm not quite sure what you mean? It needs to be "installed", in the
sense of being unpacked into site-packages, and the ensurepip
mechanism is already able to do that for pip and setuptools, so adding
an extra wheel to install wouldn't be too hard. If we don't install
like that, people won't be able to easily upgrade typing by just using
"pip install --upgrade typing".

Wheels don't support simply being added to sys.path the way that eggs
did, if that's what you mean.


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