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[Python-ideas] Re: Enhancing Zipapp

I?m a bit unclear on how far this goes: is it just a bit more specific with
more meta-data standards?

Or are you aiming for something that will run without a Python install?

Other issues:

Are you aiming for a bundle that can run on multiple platforms? If so, then
it?ll have to have a way to bundle multiple compiled extensions and select
the right ones at runtime.

If this Is essentially just zipapp with the ability to bundle dependencies,
then you could probably just do some sys.path hackery.

In any case, thus seems like something you could implement, and then see if
people find it useful.

BTW- I?m pretty sure we could simply specify that filenames are utf-8 and
we?d be good to go.


On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 5:50 PM Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer <
arj.python at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Jan 2020, 01:57 Barry Scott, <barry at barrys-emacs.org> wrote:
>> Please cover the pro's and con's of the alernatives that have been raised
>> as comments
>> on this idea, as is usually done for a PEP style document.
> Thanks, i don't have much experience writing peps and
> if i don't bug you may i ask what "alternatives" refer to?
> Also beware that zip file format does not include the encoding of the
>> files that are in the
>> zip file.
> For the encoding of the contents, well since we are
> packaging python code files, it's handling will be the same
> as handling outside the zip file. It's handling is the
> same as how zipapp handles things.
> This means that for practical purposes only ASCII filenames are portable
>> across
>> systems. Is this limitation a problem for this proposal?
> If we are talking about filenames, then i guess
> ascii filenames are the way to go as you'd
> unnecessarily break things otherwise.
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