[Distutils] PEP 376, Uninstallation and interoperability

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Feb 19 22:38:21 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 9:20 AM, Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
> 2. Does the metadata need to contain information about namespace
> packages? It's settable in distribute/setuptools' setup.py. I'm not sure
> if the need for it has been obviated by PEP 420 or not.

I don't think distutils or any of its extensions actually *support*
PEP 420 yet.  (Distutils implicitly supports PEP 420-compatible
packages if you list only the subpackages or submodules, though.  That
is, you can configure it to ship a PEP 420-compatible layout, even
though it doesn't grok the underlying concept of a namespace package.)

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