[Python-Dev] Distutils ML wrap-up: setup.cfg new format

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 20:15:30 CEST 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan at ochtman.nl> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 15:55, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
>> ConfigParser recognises both, but other tools (*coff* ConfigObj) only
>> recognises the latter (=).
> So does Mercurial, BTW, because this aspect of ConfigParser was pretty
> annoying for some of the stuff we try to do (and not at all obvious to
> most users, who have never seen anything but = used in config-style
> files).

yes, I've just used ConfigParser syntax because that's what Distutils uses.

If ':' is deprecated in favor of '=' only, Distutils will be fine with
that change.

I would be +1 for its deprecation


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