uses for setup.cfg and extracting data from it
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Sep 9 11:29:55 CEST 2009
Do people generally source control their package's setup.cfg?
http://docs.python.org/distutils/configfile.html sort of implies it
should be editable by the person installing the package, but I've never
personally used a package where that's the case...
Assuming the distutils docs are out of date and this file is really
"owned" by the package maintainer, how do I extract information from it
in setup.py (and elsewhere for that matter!)
I'm looking for somewhere consistent to store the following for all my
- mailing lists url
- issue tracker url
- change log url
- documentation url
...such that I can generate a sensible long_description for use on PyPI
but also such that I can include the information in the Sphinx docs...
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