[Distutils] [RFC] Recentering the static metadata need : PKG-INFO

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Fri Oct 16 19:29:49 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Marc-André Lemburg gave me a key points about the static metadata
> discussions we have (wether its PEP 390 or around it)
> He said that the important thing was to have the context-dependant
> markers in PKG-INFO, and that having in described in
> setup.cfg or in setup.py by any way is not the important thing. And he
> is right !

Excellent, this resolves my own concern about the discussion as well.
Putting this in PKG-INFO is something I can concretely make use of,
regardless of how it is generated.

PKG-INFO is already somewhat flawed as a format for holding the data,
in particularly maintaining indentation for Description.  I think
adding a general "...; <condition>" places another syntactic
constraint, where no field can have ";" in it.  Ideally I'd like to
see both cases resolved.  And certainly I don't want to end up in a
place where weird bugs emerge if I put ";" in a field (especially
since many are free text).

Ian Bicking  |  http://blog.ianbicking.org  |  http://topplabs.org/civichacker

More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list