On Sep 22, 2013, at 5:15 PM, PJ Eby firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Paul G. email@example.com wrote:
- What format should I use in my README.txt file for my package's content
to be displayed on its package page?
It's not the README file; it's the package's "long_description" keyword, as specified in your setup.py setup() call. And the format is reStructuredText
- Do I have to use a different extension for the README?
It doesn't matter, since the README is not read by PyPI. (You can put code in your setup.py to read the file into the long_description field, though. Take a look at other packages' setup.py files to see how they do it.) _______________________________________________ Distutils-SIG maillist - Distutils-SIG@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig
Oops, I missed this, in some cases PyPI will read a README.rst (maybe a .txt too), typically if a long_description is not available.
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