[Distutils] [RFC] Recentering the static metadata need : PKG-INFO
tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Oct 16 20:06:35 CEST 2009
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Ian Bicking wrote:
> 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).
The only fields where I see this syntax making any sense are the
- - The ones specified in PEP 314: Requires, Provides, Obsoletes
- - The new ones proposed in PEP 345: Requires-Dist, Provides-Dist,
 As amended here:
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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