[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Oct 28 15:23:58 CET 2009

Fred Drake wrote:
> For the many packages that don't need that level of flexibility, using
> a tool that consumes static metadata is a major win, so long as we
> keep in mind that tools need to be able to determine when that static
> metadata is sufficient.  That allows the development of tools that can
> usefully get things done *and* refuse to run untrusted code
> themselves.

I like the idea (I think I saw it in 390 or one of the other PEPs in 
this aread) that:


...would get everyone from the static metadata file, while any keyword 
parameters to setup would override the appropriate setting from the 
static metadata file...



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