[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Wed Oct 21 07:59:16 CEST 2009

Hi Chris,

Well I put my code up here:


Plenty on the todo list..


On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 13:53:31 +0100, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>
> David Lyon wrote:
>> What we actually need, and I am building, is a setup.py script
>> that is going to be a 'trimmed' version of distutils that includes 
>> all neccessary package/application installation code to do the install
>> from the setup.info file.
> 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
> 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 
> (don't like .info, sorry ;-) ). My hunch is that for 95% of packages, 
> setup.py will be nothing more than the above...
> Chris

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