[Distutils] PEP 426 moved back to Draft status

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 06:37:45 EDT 2017

On 15 March 2017 at 02:05, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> Having special metadata for "sdist creation-time dependencies" strikes
> me as papering over the needless complexity of the current system by
> adding more complexity on top. I can see how it'd have some short-term
> benefits but it seems net-harmful in the long run IMHO.

How do you propose Warehouse should publish the static metadata? How should
distlib abstract over the different metadata formats?

Or perhaps I should just drop the whole section about "pysdist.json" files?

It's orthogonal to the essential purpose of the PEP, and it seems to be
confusing people more than it's helping (we *can* put these files in the
sdists they describe, but we don't *have* to).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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