[Distutils] advice re: packaging tasks

Carl Meyer carl at oddbird.net
Wed Oct 1 17:51:39 CEST 2014

Hi Chris,

On 09/30/2014 05:44 PM, Chris Jerdonek wrote:
> 2)  Secondly, like many, my README files are in markdown, so I hacked
> a command in my setup.py to use Pandoc to convert README.md to a .rst
> file for use as the long_description argument to setup().  I also
> check in the resulting file for troubleshooting purposes, etc.  Are
> there more elegant solutions for this that people know of?

Perhaps this is stating the obvious, but the simplest solution here is
just to switch your README to rst format. It's not that different from
Markdown, GitHub/BitBucket will parse it and display it nicely, etc.


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