[Distutils] setup.cfg new format proposal

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Thu Sep 17 02:10:07 CEST 2009

On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:14:32 -0400, "P.J. Eby" wrote:

> Do we have anything besides dependencies that change based on the 
> above?  If not, then we might be able to address this with the 
> "extras" syntax mechanism already present in install_requires, and we 
> might able to do it without even changing that syntax.

In the real world, yes. But let's not get ahead of ourselves yet.

Let's just focus on getting this one dependency issue out of the
way before muddying the water with other issues.

To answer the question, things like destination directory for
applications could change ie /opt/myapp or \Program Files\myapp
for linux and windows respectively. But this is a long way
off at our present work rate. We shouldn't think ahead too 


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