[Python-Dev] BDFL delegation for PEP 426 (PyPI metadata 1.3)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 07:44:33 CET 2013

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> I don't know or care much about PyPI metadata, so do what you feel is
> right. If you are uncomfortable being PEP-uncle *and* -author, find
> another author or another uncle. But since it doesn't affect the
> language or library, it's fine with me if you are both. :-)

To clarify what will happen if I handle both jobs: I'll bug a few
specific people like Vinay Sajip (distlib), and MvL or Richard Jones
(PyPI) to at least glance over it, as well as giving distutils-sig,
catalog-sig and python-dev one last chance to comment on my revised

Then, wearing my BDFL-Delegate hat, I'd decide what feedback I
considered worth addressing and what could be safely ignored (or
postponed to the next time the metadata gets updated).

I don't expect anything I want to do to be particularly controversial,
but I think it's worth trying to get it right (even if it delays wheel
support in pip for a few more weeks).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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