[Distutils] distlib and wheel metadata

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Wed Feb 15 11:07:15 EST 2017

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017, at 03:40 PM, Daniel Holth wrote:

> It would make sense to go ahead and delete the obsolete fields, I'm
> sure they were overlooked because they are not common in the wild.

> From PEP 345:

>  * Deprecated fields:
>    * Requires (in favor of Requires-Dist)
>    * Provides (in favor of Provides-Dist)
For reference, packages made with flit do use 'Provides' to indicate the
name of the importable module or package that the distribution installs.
This seems to me to be something worth exposing - in another thread,
we're discussing downloading and scanning packages to get this
information. But I accept that it's not very useful while only a tiny
minority of packages do it.

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