[Distutils] PEP 345 - 3 new fields

Benji York benji at zope.com
Tue Dec 1 19:27:09 CET 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> What is the cost you are seeing in having new additional fields ?

The cognitive load of package authors having to read, understand, and
then provide or ignore the metadata.  There is also the cost to
implementors of PyPI replacements/mirrors/other tools.

> Existing projects can leave everything in their long_description if
> they want, nothing is lost.

Nothing we currently have is lost, however we put a small damper on
future gains.
Benji York

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