[Distutils] PEP 426: proposed change to extension fields + entry points

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 23:55:54 CET 2013

by which I mean distribute
On Feb 25, 2013 5:55 PM, "Daniel Holth" <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:

> All I'm trying to say is do not add anything else to pep 426. There will
> be other versions. This version can be consumed by distutils as of last
> July.
> Daniel Holth <dholth <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > We all must realize that incremental improvements are not harmful. Delay
> is
> harmful; there has been no obvious way to make a Python package this decade
> based on the idea that something better might be just around the corner or
> that
> the current way will be deprecated.
> >
> > The goal of this version of the PEP is to better represent important
> setuptools metadata statically while imposing as near to zero cost as
> possible
> on the actual setuptools users. They will not welcome an unproven
> alternative
> that requires work on their part. Instead, we change things a little bit,
> support setuptools / distribute OR "something else" for 5 years, until
> "something else" is obviously, compellingly better.
> I'm not sure what work we're asking setuptools *users* to do: IIUC, the
> setuptools files in .egg-info and the corresponding ones in .dist-info are
> not
> edited by hand by users.
> As far as I can see, having JSON-format files will not adversely impact the
> workload for anyone, compared with the suggestion that Nick made
> (embedding JSON
> in specific parts of a key-value format) and which I was responding to.
> Regards,
> Vinay Sajip
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