[Distutils] Useless field (was Re: Finishing PEP 345)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jan 11 18:49:36 CET 2010

> So, what is this field for?

See the PEP:

"Binary distributions containing a PKG-INFO file will use the
Supported-Platform field in their metadata to specify the OS and CPU for
which the binary distribution was compiled."

Seems very clear to me.

>  Can we give it a useful definition?

Useful for what? To educate a human reader? I think it's useful as it
stands. To make it machine processable? That will be very difficult to


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