Anna Martelli Ravenscroft anna at aleax.it
Fri Oct 1 18:58:42 CEST 2004

Peter L Hansen wrote:
> Anna Martelli Ravenscroft wrote:
>> You may be seeing those in modules that were packaged up with 
>> distutils. The setup.py expects certain metadata about the 
>> distribution,including those you've listed above. A list of the 
>> expected values is available on page 562 of _Python in a Nutshell_, or 
>> in _Distributing Python Modules_ section 3, accessible at 
>> thttp://docs.python.org/dist/dist.html
> Anna, I'd like a clarification please.  Are you suggesting that
> those variables as written *with underscores* are what distutils
> expects to see, or merely that the names of those variables
> is similar to those required by distutils?  I don't see any
> mention of __whatever__ on the page you cite above.

Yep - you're right.
__whatever__ isn't there. Copyright isn't on that page either (as Alex 
helpfully pointed out to me after I posted this). (Good thing I said 
"may". That's what I get for posting while fighting a cold...)

I hope that someone like someone whose modules use __something__ can 
explain for both of us...


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