[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] Prototype setuptools-specific PyPI index.

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jul 23 23:13:48 CEST 2007

> Yes, especially since compatibility with the existing installation 
> base requires case insensitivity, because on case-insensitive 
> platforms easy_install already normalizes the case of filenames it 
> creates.  So, the question of what the "right thing" to do is in the 
> abstract has already been moot for a year or two.

Can you elaborate a bit, please? Why does the case of filenames
matter for the queries it makes?

AFAIU, it gets package names either from the user or from setup.py,
perhaps also from packages dependency inside .egg files (assuming
those support dependencies); these should all be case-sensitive.


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