[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...
david.lyon at preisshare.net
Wed Oct 21 09:49:59 CEST 2009
On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 08:29:02 +0100, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>
> David Lyon wrote:
>> So I will build an option in to check on the net for an updated
>> version before starting.
> That won't fly.
but it will most definitely work...
and it will be backwards compatable with older python installations.
> A significant number of people will be installing in situations where
> setup.py will have no access to the internet.
Of course. So an update check won't make it through.
> Why is it that you basically want to put an entire module's worth of
> code inside every single package's setup.py?
Because it is easy.
Let me put it another way - how does a 'normal-user' update distutils
in the stdlib?
> Take something like errorhandler:
> The actual code of the package is only about 30 lines long.
> Having to include a 500 line setup.py just so I can include metadata in
> the packages seem pretty insane ;-)
Well, 500 lines is just this week. Maybe by next week it will be even more.
If the file is 100kb long, I don't think a user would care.
I don't think users in the real world will look at the file.. and think
"wow - that's
100k.. we can't possibly run that program on our new quad core 3ghz machine
4GB ram and 1TB disk space.
To me, I think it will be the other way around.. I think they'll think
crunchy setup.py.. lets run that". Same as always. Business as usual.
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