Martin v. Löwis wrote:
I'll remove it and push it in Distutils documentation, then might just provide a link in the PEP References.
That sounds fine to me.
That would address my questions as well - someone looking for a guide on how they should deal with different versions of the metadata on the production and consumption side can look at how distutils deals with it, leaving the PEP as a pure spec for the metadata format without distutils API details mixed in.
(where it makes sense in explaining the use cases for the different fields, I'm fine with referencing distutils API details though)