[Catalog-sig] egg_info in PyPI

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Sep 18 09:44:29 CEST 2010

> I'm confused, wouldn't that basically be a slap in the face for the
> people having worked on PEP345 and distutils2, especially during the
> Summer of Code?

How so? That work is still useful.

> Also, and I understand enthusiasm tends to build up during
> conferences, but wouldn't supporting setuptools' egg-info directory
> again be a step backwards after all those months of discussion about
> the direction of Python packaging?

People have been requesting this specific feature for years; until
now, I never understood what the need is. It's really a tiny feature
and very easy to provide. I fail to see why this can be a bad thing.


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