[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Sat Nov 7 16:56:24 CET 2009

On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 16:08:46 +0100, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>

> Gosh. I am not your boss, and I am not telling you what to do. 

otoh you're the boss of distutils. So you can direct people to
work on certain things to help you along. That would have kept
me much quieter with work.

> I am just telling you that if you want to help in the static metadata
> field,  and if your goal is to help *Distutils* improve, you have to 
> work with what has been started!

Well talk about static metadata installation was started at pycon
last year. Nothing happened till I started working on it. And I
believe that I'm the only one working on it now.

> If you work on a PEP that is related to any PEP started in the same
> area, I will strongly oppose against adding your PEP
> because it is a non-sense. 

Same area? as in any packaging PEP? any distutils PEP? There are
PEPs in every area. And PEPs are inter-related.

Does rejection of PEPs on the above grounds apply to everyone? or just
me? Other people seem to have PEPs in related areas.

> We don't add new PEPs for the heck of it. 

And people don't write them for the heck of it either.

If I see something I can do to assist existing PEPs I'll try to
do so.


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