At 05:59 PM 9/6/2005 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
Only that I personally found editing the files directly to be an enormous pain. :)
Because I have to create a new file. And if it's a new project, a directory to go with it. Adding arguments to setup() is much easier. Also, setup() arguments are somewhat easier to document.
I'm a little wary of rewriting something that egg_info writes, because egg_info can rewrite it later. But I suppose the command alias makes it into a single operation, so it doesn't seem as fragile. Though one advantage of editing the files is that I could apply strict_requires to a tag and commit those changes, encapsulating the exact environment that was used when creating that tag.
If your command or commands use a configuration file, or store the info in setup.cfg, you can still do that.