[Catalog-sig] Dependencies

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sat Jun 16 15:03:51 CEST 2012

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Donald Stufft <donald.stufft at gmail.com> wrote:
> setuptools is a non standard addition to Python packaging which
> is impossible to safely extract requirements in a 100% generic
> way.

That's not really fair.  Setuptools tried hard to build on the
standard, distutils
and was blessed by Guido at one point. But that's beside the point....

> Distutils2 / metadata 1.2 includes a safe, good way to specify
> requirements similar to setup tools but it's not ready for primetime yet.

Perhaps support for the new meta-data configuration files could be
added to distribute. (Perhaps it has already?)

If distribute supported (or with help, could support) the new meta-data
standard, that would allow us to move forward on proven software.


Jim Fulton
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