[Distutils] [Python Language Summit] Distutils / Packaging survey
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Sat Jan 31 07:41:11 CET 2009
Added to proposals page.
On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 4:35 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM, Floris Bruynooghe
> <floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 01:21:12AM +0100, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:34 AM, Floris Bruynooghe
>>> <floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > An argument against a generated .py file is that this won't work for
>>> > single-module python distributions. But having a .cfg file or
>>> > something next to the module/package might defeat the point of trying
>>> > to help the FHS in violating it already. OTOH .egg-info does that too
>>> > and seems to be accepted currently.
>>> Well, the egg-info file is the static version of setup.py metadata in some way,
>>> I would find a new file redundant.
>>> I am really curious though, to see what the file would contain..
>> I imagine things like libdir, prefix, datadir, docdir and other things
>> copied from autoconf. Where the defaults would be something like:
>> prefix = sys.prefix
>> libdir = sys.prefix/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages/pkgname
>> datadir = sys.prefix/share/mypackage
>> docdir = sys.prefix/share/doc/mypackage
> David Cournapeau has sent me a first draft of a document, you might
> want to look at.
> Might be a good basis for a common understanding
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