[Distutils] Setuptools projects with '-' in their names (was Re: some kind of problem with setuptools 0.6a9)

Jeff Pitman jeff.pitman at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 09:35:19 CET 2005

On 12/31/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 11:45 AM 12/31/2005 +0800, Jeff Pitman wrote:
> >1) it's kind of annoying that package names interchange
> >between `-' and `_', one in the file name of the archive and one used in
> >the extracted directory name. 2) I've also see the use of `_' in
> >versioning, such as json.py. I also highly discourage that practice. -- -jeff
> The format used by setuptools condenses non-alphanumeric runs to a single
> '-' in the project's actual name and version; these are then transposed to
> a '_' in filenames, with '-' to separate name parts.

What's the purpose of transposition between `-' and `_'?


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