[Distutils] PEP 345 update + RFC on "Requires-External" and "Requires-Python"

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Nov 17 17:44:26 CET 2009

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Tarek Ziadé wrote:

>> near none. I don't see much point in a field for this feature: that's
>> a typical example where every os vendor is different, and it would
>> bring more confusion that it worth IMHO.
> I agree.
> And I can think about a few scenarii where the names managment at PyPI
> will be a nightmare.
> The PyPI manager will have to decide unilaterally the names to keep,
> the names to change,  and he will need to maintain aliases for names
> that points to the same lib, to make both camps happy,
> and possibly keep backward compatibilities for those names.
> I am proposing to remove the Requires-External completely from PEP
> 345, unless someone wants it badly. (And he/she will need to go into
> greater details in these scenarii)

- -1. I don't see a problem keeping it:  it is "advisory" only.  PyPI is
not a consumer of this field, and should *not* be doing any enforcement
/ normalization / mapping of its values.

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