[Python-Dev] Edits to Metadata 1.2 to add extras (optional dependencies)

Donald Stufft donald.stufft at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 19:42:22 CEST 2012

On Friday, September 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Daniel Holth wrote:
> Add to metadata 1.3:
> Description-File: README(\..+)?
> Meaning the description should be read from a file in the same
> directory as PKG-INFO or METADATA (including in the .dist-info
> directories) and we strongly recommend it be named as README.* and be
> utf-8 encoded text.
> Description: is the only multi-line field in the metadata. It is
> almost never needed at runtime. It would be great for performance and
> simplify the parser to just put it in another file.
> Mutually exclusive with Description.
> May beg for a Summary: tag with a one-line description.
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-1 on this personally 
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