[Distutils] Multiple package authors

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Dec 7 16:31:11 EST 2017

Wes Turner wrote:
> There are author-email and maintainer-email fields.
> You could also or instead use a mailing list address for the author-email
> or maintainer-email fields. Newlines work (just like file\nnames)?
> With a mailing list, package maintainers can share responsibility (*) and
> hand off correspondence without forwards and indentation.

Oh, I know there are workarounds, but that's not the point.  I think it
would generally make sense to support multiple authors directly, since
collaboration is a common pattern.


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