On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 10:10 am, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
Okay, so I still don't understand why this requires "changing Python itself". Could you explain?
Distutils metadata capture is implemented in the Python core. We would want to implement any name restrictions there, surely? Otherwise people only get an error when attempting to use setuptools or register with PyPI, which would be just annoying.