[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...

Fred Drake fdrake at acm.org
Wed Oct 28 16:16:24 CET 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> setup()
> ...would get everyone from the static metadata file, while any keyword
> parameters to setup would override the appropriate setting from the static
> metadata file...

I'd rather see the static data in setup.cfg and no setup.py if there's
no need for custom Python code.  There are too many ways to write

    from distutils.core import setup

to make it useful as a way to say the static metadata is sufficient.

That aside, being able to use an "empty" setup call like that is a
good first step.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at gmail.com>
"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written." --Henry Miller

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