[Distutils] Static metadata using setup.cfg

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 18:09:46 CEST 2009


On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Chris Withers<chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>
>> If we change the name, I would rather call it [metadata]
>> which is more explicit than [setup]
>
> Not really... metadata is a generic, meaningless word.

I disagree. We are talking about the fields that describes... 	
'Metadata for Python Software Packages'

(see PEP 241 + PEP 314)

So I don't find the word "metadata" meaningless. Whereas "setup"
is meaningless to me in this context, especially iff we are already located in
a file called setup.cfg: it doesn't add any useful information, just redundancy.


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