Éric Araujo added the comment: Not sure how you read that from my comment — I merely wanted to be sure about what the spec said! :) Most people use setuptools than distutils these days, and it’s mostly unmaintained, so your idea to report this issue to setuptols is the right one. Thanks
Andrew Pinkham added the comment: Judging from Éric's reaction on Github, I suspect there may be some reticence to changing this code. I've sub-classed the check command in the project I'm working on to demonstrate what I would like the new behavior to be.
New submission from Andrew Pinkham: The new warehouse uses the author_email field to create a mailto link. Donald Stufft recommended leaving out the author_email field while still specifying the author field should a maintainer wish to have their name associated without their email.