[Distutils] What about an info command?
Sun, 9 Apr 2000 19:57:26 -0400
On 07 April 2000, Bastian Kleineidam said:
> I'd like to extract some information stored in setup.py, namely
> the package version.
Yeah, good idea.
> A way to provide this is an "info" command. So you can have:
> ./setup.py info [--version,--name,--url,--author,...]
I'm not sure this is the right way to do it. Although in general I like
the modularity of the "command" system, I think this information is so
fundamental to the distribution that it belongs in the Distribution
class -- note the query methods 'get_name()', 'has_ext_modules()',
etc. that I recently added; this would be in the same vein.
This implies hacking the 'parse_command_line()' in dist.py -- feel free
to refactor this sucker if you spot a good way to break it up. (...he
inspects the code...) Let me rephrase that: *please* find a way to
break this method up and refactor it. And then work in the following
--name -> "Distutils"
--version -> "0.8"
--fullname -> "Distutils-0.8"
--author -> "Greg Ward"
--author-email -> "firstname.lastname@example.org"
--maintainer -> ""
--maintainer-email -> ""
--contact -> maintainer if present, else author
--contact-email -> maintainer_email if present, else author_email
--url -> "http://www.python.org/sigs/distutils-sig/"
--description -> "Python Distribution Utilities"
The logic for --name, --version, and --fullname is already in the
'get_name()', 'get_version()', and 'get_full_name()' methods of
Distribution; you should add 'get_contact()' and 'get_contact_email()'
methods to support the two --contact options. Other than that, direct
attribute access should work.
These methods should all act like --help -- not an error, but once seen,
we won't run any commands, no matter what else is on the command line.
Thanks for the idea -- looking forward to a new patch!
Greg Ward - Linux weenie email@example.com
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