[Distutils] PEP 345

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 18:12:55 CEST 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>> A quick scan of http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0345/ shows no sign of
>>> any of the contentious bits of PEP390. What am I missing?
>> That's the part I have not added yet. Markers are the "sys_platform ==
>> 'win32" things
>> discussed in PEP 390.
> But PEP345 is about the metadata that appears in the installed package, no?
> What use is it having conditionals in there at all?

Because we want to add the PEP 390 context dependent markers in there,
as explained in PEP 390 (I've updated it yesterday, have a look)

It provides the markers to any third party app that wants to read the metadata,
and make it avaiable directly at PyPI.

>>> (other than that 386 should be accepted and implemented asap...)
> What are the current sticking points? I do remember some discussions
> surrounding this but didn't see any active threads when I went through
> distutils-sig today...

That's from this summer: some folks found the scheme overcomplex
and dont want to see it as the standard. I am working in finding back
the details.


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