[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Wed Oct 14 01:53:40 CEST 2009

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:36:54 +0100, Floris Bruynooghe
<floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com> wrote:

> To me it would seem a little early to start a PEP like this, there's
> been virtually no discussion about this particular proposal nor any
> proof of concept code.  And given the scope of wanting to change the
> entire way build-steps are declared some code that can give experience
> and show the good and bad points seems important to me.

There's been much discussion on the distutils sig about static
metadata this year. So I have to disagree with you there on that.

However, you are correct about proof of concept code, and in some
respects that's the easy part. I will start work on that immediately.

Central to this proposal is providing a boilerplate setup.py that
is able to do an install of a package/application entirely from
the information contained in the setup.info file.

What it means is that a developer won't need to write a setup.py
at all. Just use the one provided and edit the data in the setup.info

Thank you for your suggestion.


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