On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Fred Drake firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 9:15 PM, Chris McDonough email@example.com wrote:
I'll throw this out there.. why is it going to have a different name on python2 than on python3?
So it can be a drop-in replacement for the existing distutils2, I'd expect.
"packaging" is new with Python3, and is the Guido-approved name.
It's actually for the same reason that unittest changes are backported under the unittest2 name - the distutils2 name can be used in the future to get Python 3.4 packaging features in Python 3.3, but that would be difficult if the backport shadowed the standard library name.