[Distutils] Package metadata: which fields are optional

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 05:39:27 EDT 2018

On 16 April 2018 at 02:44, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:
> Thanks. I've opened a PR for it:
> https://github.com/pypa/python-packaging-user-guide/pull/469
> For now, I haven't listed 'Summary' as a required field, but I'm not 100% sure of this. Donald says PyPI doesn't check that it's there, but if all (or almost all) distributions have it anyway, maybe we should enforce that it's always there.

It's easy enough for consuming tools to default Summary to being the
same as Name, so I'm OK with making it officially optional.


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