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[Python-ideas] Enhancing Zipapp



> On 7 Jan 2020, at 01:48, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer <arj.python at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> ?
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>> On Tue, 7 Jan 2020, 01:57 Barry Scott, <barry at barrys-emacs.org> wrote:
>> 
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>> 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?

You are offing up a competitor against python wheels, Py2app, py2exe etc packagers.
Explain the benefits and weaknesses compared to the existing alternatives.

You might want to look at pex that is mentioned in the pep you refer to.
The other mentioned app has seen no update sine 2013.

> 
>> 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.

I replies seperaly about this problem.
> 
>> 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.

Barry