[Distutils] Static metadata using setup.cfg
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Aug 18 17:08:46 CEST 2009
At 08:08 AM 8/18/2009 +0100, Floris Bruynooghe wrote:
>The benefit is that you allow developers to specify anything possible,
>but still allow package management systems to analyse the
>dependencies and modules etc from static data. They will recognise
>that something is conditional but are free to do with that knowledge
In which case, why not simply have a "configure"-like command that
generates a fixed set of static metadata?
Or better yet, make it "configure.py" or something like that. Since
it is not the old setup.py, it does not have to offer the same
command line interface or be backward compatible with existing code.
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