[Distutils] RFC : PEP 376 - egg.info

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sun May 3 19:34:49 CEST 2009

2009/5/3 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> At 12:03 PM 5/3/2009 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> The name of each file will have to be normalized: all upper case with
>> no extensions.
>> Any opinions ?
> I don't see any point to the normalization.

To avoid different naming conventions like:

PKG-INFO, requires.txt, SOURCES.txt

>  However, being able to install
> arbitrary files in .egg-info is currently supported by setuptools, and that
> capability is used by e.g. the EggTranslations project.
> I would therefore suggest that perhaps the ability to specify file trees for
> egg-info inclusion would be better,

Are you talking about the directory that is built by egg_info in setuptools ?
or something else ?

I mean, do we want to have subdirectories in .egg-info ?

>  if the goal is to eventually replace
> setuptools.

The goal is to provide an install_egg_info command that can be configured
without the need to replace/override it.

I guess, this can be done by taking part of the code done in setuptools
install_egg_info and provide a way for setuptools or another project
to add more files
through configuration.

Now, if entry_points were added in Distutils, things would be more
simple to extend
every command I guess. (like you have pointed)

That's some other work we started here :

But my mail to python-ideas about adding a plugin system into Python
didn't get a lot
of interest.

Maybe this straight-forward sentence would work better:

"let's add entry points in Distutils" ?


Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list