[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 16:26:42 CET 2005

On 12/31/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 04:35 PM 12/31/2005 +0800, Jeff Pitman wrote:
> >What's the purpose of transposition between `-' and `_'? -- -jeff
> The distutils put '-' between different parts of the filenames it
> generates.  If dashes aren't escaped, it prevents the filename from being
> unambiguously parseable by a computer.

What's ambiguous? Unless distutils allows `-' in Version, I believe
Name and Version can easily be extractable without transposition. Do
you have a specific example that's not obvious?


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