[Python-Dev] no consensus on static metadata

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Oct 9 22:36:48 CEST 2009

Chris Withers schrieb:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>> NB: There was no consensus on this "micro-language" on distutils-sig.
>>> While I suspect I don't care as none of my packages rely on anything other
>>> than other python packages, others did care, and I found the syntax Tarek
>>> was proposing pretty clumsy.
>> Please no bikeshedding again on the syntax. 
> Tarek, throwing "bikeshedding" at an important syntactical discussion 
> like this is verging on rude. Please stop it and accept that the best 
> solution has not been found yet.

At some point a decision must be made, and it will be made by Tarek as the
"main packaging guy" (don't want to throw "dictator" around again).  For
syntax, there often is no such thing as "the best solution".


Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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