[Distutils] RFC : PEP 376 - egg.info
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon May 4 19:43:23 CEST 2009
At 05:54 PM 5/4/2009 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>2009/5/4 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> > At 05:23 PM 5/4/2009 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> >> There's another point I was thinking about in PEP 376
> >> What about dropping the 'egg' part in 'PROJECT.egg-info' ? and replace it
> >> with
> >> 'PROJECT.info'
> >> (and make the 2.7 version compatible with PROJECT.egg-info )
> >> I know it's a minor change,
> > Actually, it's a major change, since it means dropping backward
> > compatibility with existing tools.
>well if Distutils 2.7 / 3.1 keeps backward compatibility like I said,
>that would give 3 years for existing
>tools to change..
Actually, writing '.info' files means that existing tools that expect
.egg-info files or directories would stop working correctly *right away*.
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