[Distutils] The "dist" command

Fred L. Drake, Jr. Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake@acm.org
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 10:39:59 -0400 (EDT)

M.-A. Lemburg writes:
 > Please also add 'exclude' to the list (presuming you mean patterns
 > here and not single files).

  That sounds good to me.

Regarding a distutils-generated metadata module, I asked:
 >   What would this contain and how would it be used?

And Marc-Andre replied:
 > I guess all the information used as setup information for
 > distutils. This would be useful for a rpm like tool that allows
 > you to query the installed packages using this meta information.

  Sounds like the package database.  I'd rather see something like

       import distutils.info
       pkgname = distutils.info.get_module_package(__name__)
       pkginfo = distutils.info.get_package_info(pkgname)
       print "This is %s, version %s." % (pkgname, pkginfo.version)

(or perhaps all queries return a package info object, and the name
should be retrieved from that).


Fred L. Drake, Jr.	     <fdrake@acm.org>
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