[Distutils] [Python Language Summit] Distutils / Packaging survey

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 23:19:17 CET 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:51 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Josselin Mouette <joss at debian.org> writes:
>> Le mercredi 28 janvier 2009 à 13:16 -0600, Ian Bicking a écrit :
>> > As you mention, there would have to be some extension to
>> > pkg_resources (or an equivalent library) to handle finding these
>> > files at runtime. Getting a runtime in place is probably the
>> > harder thing, as it is more intrusive for the upstream developers.
>> As I have already explained in the previous discussion, this could
>> easily be solved just like autoconf does, with an automatically
>> generated config.py file that would hold all variables set at build
>> time.
> I would recommend choosing (earlier rather than later) a different
> name for that file. 'config.py' suggests rather the run-time
> configuration for the program.
> Perhaps 'setup_config.py'? Something that makes it clear that the
> configuration is intended for the setup and installation, *not* the
> running Python package.

what about "metadata.py"  (that can be used by setup.py as well)


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