22 Sep 2013 22 Sep '13
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.)