On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Nick Coghlan
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)
I've updated the PEP accordingly, and also made some changes after the discussions we had with Martin on Distutils-SIG on how versions are defined. FYI we have introduced a range operator, so one may define a range of versions. This is useful for instance to write: Requires-Python: ~=2.5 Which means: requires any version of Python 2.5.x. This operator is the default operator, meaning that you can also write: Requires-Python: 2.5 Regards Tarek