[Distutils] Static metadata using setup.cfg

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 17:58:47 CEST 2009


2009/8/24 Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>:
> David Lyon wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:34:56 +0200, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> We can use the [global] section of the setup.cfg file to describe them.
>>
>> My suggestion is [setup] because it directly corresponds to the setup()
>> function. I know it is a triplication of the name (setup.cfg, setup()
>> and then [setup]) but it's much more consistent and will be easier to
>> find for new users.
>
> +1

If we change the name, I would rather call it [metadata]
which is more explicit than [setup] : it's a section containing
the metadata of the distribution.

btw,  I have a working prototype for the setup.cfg.in template file,
I'll push here when I get home tonite, for feedback


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