[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] Prototype setuptools-specific PyPI index.
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Jul 23 17:22:30 CEST 2007
At 07:08 AM 7/23/2007 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>On Jul 22, 2007, at 12:51 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>At 09:09 AM 7/22/2007 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>>>People should *not* misspell pages
>>>when using setuptools. They should certainly not use misspelled
>>>package names in requirements.
>>People do all sorts of things they shouldn't. That doesn't stop
>>them blaming other people for their mistakes.
>>It's said that a 10% improvement in ease-of-use can double a
>>product's users. Case sensitivity is a barrier to entry for new
>>users, and setuptools can't afford any additional entry barriers.
>I totally don't buy this in a case like this. People installing
>packages with setuptools are technical users. We expect them to
>write Python scripts.
No, "we" don't. Eggs were created to support application-level
plugins, such as are used by Trac and Chandler. Trac and Chandler
users are not necessarily programmers, let alone Python programmers.
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