[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 345 : Metadata for Python Software Packages 1.2

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 10:52:22 CET 2009

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 10:26 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> David Lyon wrote:
>> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 10:31:09 +0900, "Stephen J. Turnbull"
>> <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
>>> Martin's point is that the PEP process doesn't *have* "reference"
>>> implementations.  It has *sample* implementations.  It may be useful
>>> to refer to a sample implementation as an example..
>> Fair enough. But otoh, asking for sample implementations on this
>> type of project can skew the PEP towards a particular implementation
>> or product.
> Nobody is "asking" for sample implementations. Instead, I'm asking that
> what Tarek calls a "reference implementation" should be called a
> "sample implementation" instead. I'm asking for that precisely to avoid
> a skew towards a particular implementation.

I'll remove it and push it in Distutils documentation, then might just
provide a link in the PEP References.


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