[Distutils] PEP 426: proposed metadata caching convention

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 15:57:51 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> We don't really need everything to be in a single file, surely?

Yes, I want the metadata to map cleanly to a single data structure so
it can be more easily managed through things that *aren't* file
systems (such as finally getting the installation database to support
import hooks and also for potential metadata publication through TUF).

However, decomposing it for efficient runtime access and backwards
compatibility reasons makes sense.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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