[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] packaging terminology confusion

John Gabriele jmg3000 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 05:47:56 CET 2010

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 10:43 PM, John Gabriele <jmg3000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, here's a suggestion: just call both things (packages and
> distributions) "packages", but then agree to fully qualify the names
> when you need to avoid ambiguity, for example: "I just built a
> distribution-package (or "dist-package" for short) and included
> numerous module-packages in it."
> * If you mean the kind of package holds modules, and the meaning isn't
> clear from the context, say "module-package" (think "honeymoon
> package")

Whoops. Looking back through this thread, that last line should probably read:

... say, as Brad A. suggested above, "module-package" ...


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