[Catalog-sig] egg_info in PyPI

Jannis Leidel jannis at leidel.info
Sat Sep 18 13:11:44 CEST 2010

On 18.09.2010, at 09:44, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

>> 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.

Well, useful like a toothless tiger. 

> 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.

Could a few of those "people" please provide us with concrete examples (in code) that'd make use of this data?


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