On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM, P.J. Eby firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
As I said above, "it *also* scales better for performance" -- i.e., it's a secondary concern.
The #1 reason for separating metadata files is that it makes the addition of new metadata much easier than maintaining a single monolithic format.
Do you still think it is true today ? I am asking because AFAIK, there aren't many packages besides setuptools which use those metadata ? I don't mean to criticize the design, just to see if you would do things differently today.