On 9/23/05, Richard Jones email@example.com wrote:
Distutils metadata capture is implemented in the Python core. We would want to implement any name restrictions there, surely? Otherwise people only get an error when attempting to use setuptools or register with PyPI, which would be just annoying.
The use of distutils should not imply the use of PyPI. Perhaps we'd want distutils to issue a warning when building a distribution if the naming conventions weren't acceptable, but that's the most we'd want. That should be something that could easily be turned off for a site or an individual.
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