[Distutils] Maintainer and Maintainer email metadata

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 11:05:41 CET 2009


Right now Distutils will let you add the name of the maintainer and
the name of the author as two distinct metadata in your package.

When creating the PKG-INFO, Distutils includes an "Author" line.

To build it, it will look at first for at the maintainer metadata and
use it if provided, then only at the author metadata.

This is not a correct behavior;

Two points:

1/ Distutils should not use the maintainer metadata to create the
*Author* line in the PKG-INFO
2/ We could add  the extra "Maintainer"  field in PKG-INFO,

I am all for 1/,   but I am not sure for 2/.  I never use the
Maintainer field my self.

Any opinions ?


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