[Python-Dev] Accept just PEP-0426

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 02:31:01 CET 2012

We are getting along fine too. No tool parses metadata 1.x for package management reasons and provides has existed forever with no implementation. So it is not inconveniencing anyone. I would prefer to leave it alone.

Daniel Holth

On Nov 19, 2012, at 7:49 PM, Donald Stufft <donald.stufft at gmail.com> wrote:

> Other languages seem to get along fine without it. Even the OS
> managers which have it don't allow it to be used to masquerade
> as another project, only to make generic virtual packages (e.g. "email").
> On Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Daniel Holth wrote:
>> Does it really have baggage? I think it is necessary, although it doesn't do favors to the implementer (and has never been implemented). How else is anyone supposed to fork or merge projects?
>> Daniel Holth
>> On Nov 19, 2012, at 7:37 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I think this PEP is a significant improvement from its predecessor. It represents features like extras (provides-extra) and build requirements (setup-requires-dist) that are in use in the Python community but cannot be represented in older versions of the format, it finally specifies a UTF-8 encoding, removes RFC 822, provides an extension mechanism, and allows the description to be placed in the document payload.
>>> Can we maybe kill Provides-Dist and its associated baggage first, though?
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