[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Oct 20 21:43:26 CEST 2009

On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 13:53:31 +0100, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>
> Be very aware of the problems of proliferating boilerplate code 
> (buildout has already suffered this):
> - old versions will have to work forever
> - bug fixes are *very* hard to do

Well, you're probably right.

So I will build an option in to check on the net for an updated
version before starting.

> I would like my setup.py to look like:
> from xxx import setup
> setup()
> ...and have all the code be in xxx. If xxx is a separately available 
> package for python<2.7, then fine.
> I would prefer to see "hard logic" in setup.py where there is a good 
> programming language to support it any everything else in setup.cfg 

Of course. Code in one place, data in another.

> (don't like .info, sorry ;-) ). 

I'm softening.

> My hunch is that for 95% of packages, 
> setup.py will be nothing more than the above...

Hope so


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