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hundreds-father-404

06/15/2020, 10:23 PM
TIL that
bdist
means
built distribution
, not
binary distribution
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enough-analyst-54434

06/15/2020, 10:37 PM
I think that's a distinction without a difference. Did learning that clear something else up?
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hundreds-father-404

06/15/2020, 10:38 PM
Made my understanding more nuanced. I thought that
bdist
and
wheel
were synonymous. Turns out they’re not: https://docs.python.org/3/distutils/builtdist.html Context is that I’m finally attempting https://pants.readme.io/docs/python-platforms. Benjy has asked for a page the past month to explain platforms, because it’s one of the things we get the most questions and confusion with
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enough-analyst-54434

06/15/2020, 10:40 PM
Ah. That would be more clear from the CLI, where you have to ask
python setup.py bdist-wheel
as distinct from other forms of bdist, and you can only ask with the wheel package available to said
python
.
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hundreds-father-404

06/15/2020, 10:41 PM
(not yet ready for review. still trying to figure out the best way to handle this, and the eternal struggle of how much in the weeds to go)
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enough-analyst-54434

06/15/2020, 10:43 PM
Without reading what you wrote, the platform used by Pants is synonymous with the wheel platform. So I think you just need to decide whether to reference the wheel PEPs or rewrite them.
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