The standard file with packaging instructions (setup.py with setuptools) for Python contains an
author_email field. Such a package can then be published to PyPI, but the code is also available publicly on github.
Am I unnecessarily cautious if I want to obfuscate the email address in the setup.py file (e.g. by calling a
It seems superfluous to have the address as
"john.doe[at]gmail.com" (with brackets) in a README file, but as plain text legit email in a python file, but I have seen no one obfuscating their setup.py address.
Nowadays, spam filters perform well, but is there some interest in doing what I suggest? Or does it just make my code look like virus?