Greg Ewing wrote:
The "resources" name is actually quite a common meme;
I believe it goes back to the original Macintosh, which was the first and only computer in the world to have files with something called a "resource fork". The resource fork contained pieces of data called "resources".
I can believe that history. Still, I thought a resource is something you can exhaust; the fork should have been named "data fork" or just "second fork".
Then Microsoft stole the name, and before you knew, everyone was using it. It's all been downhill from there. :-)
Right. I'm not asking that the name is changed in setuptools - I'm just complaining about the state of the world, and showing my lack of intuition for the English language.