[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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