[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] packaging terminology confusion
david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Jan 12 01:09:53 CET 2010
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> Do you mean, change the general name of these packaged up things from
> "distributions" to "eggs"?
What I mean is that the egg concept abstracts all the packaging
details from the user extremely well.
If a user gets told that all python packages come as python
eggs, they just accept that and move on.
If we could move to a position (slowly) whereby we had all
packages as .egg files, that would make life simpler for
users. It is less choices.
> So, we'd generically refer to, say,
> "CheesyComestible-1.2.3.tgz" as an egg?
Eliminate : CheesyComestible-1.2.3.zip CheesyComestible-1.2.3.exe
Unneccessary and confusing.
> What term would you use to refer specifically to a ".egg" file?
Just "Python Egg".
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