[Distutils] PEP 440 ad PEP 508 requirement formats

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 01:16:39 EST 2016

On 17 January 2016 at 05:13, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> Oh that reminds me, I noticed the other day that PEP 426 references
> James' draft markers PEP that actually ended up in 508. Whats the
> process for fixing that? Just do it in hg?

It's probably better to fix
https://github.com/pypa/interoperability-peps first, and then copy it
over to hg.

With 508 now accepted, it could be useful to strip the now redundant
sections from 426 (I think it's only "extras" that currently goes
beyond what 508 defines).

In the vein of "PEP 426 will be done when we've run out of things to
remove, rather than things to add", I've also been considering the
semantic dependencies idea, and thinking it would be beneficial to
move that out to a proposed extension, while reverting the baseline
metadata to the well established "setup_requires" and


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