[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...
david.lyon at preisshare.net
Wed Oct 21 10:14:41 CEST 2009
On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:02:40 +0100, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>
>> If the file is 100kb long, I don't think a user would care.
> I'm "a user" in this case, and I care... The maintenance burden a file
> like the setup.py you're proposing places on me as a package author in
> making sure the packages I maintain all include the right setup.py, and
> needing to bump my package's versions when code that has nothing to do
> with my package has bugs fixed isn't acceptable.
ok. But nobody I know in software can stop new patches and versions
of software from being made. Versions advance.. For some it's even a
>> I don't think users in the real world will look at the file..
> What happens for the author of one of the small number of packages that
> actually needs to have logic in setup.py?
That's another issue. I'm providing external pre-install and post-install
To answer the question - It's too early to tell. I'm flexible.
We'll see. A lot of code to write still.
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