[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] setuptools or PyPI problem...?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Sep 24 02:10:30 CEST 2005

At 08:45 AM 9/24/2005 +1000, Richard Jones wrote:
>On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 01:40 am, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> > At 01:37 PM 9/23/2005 +1000, Richard Jones wrote:
> > >I believe what you're proposing would require changing Python itself so it
> > >enforces restrictions on package names (ie. all lower-case, very limited
> > >punctuation, no whitespace). I think that's a good idea, but I also think
> > > at this point that the cat's out of the bag :(
> >
> > Python doesn't let you use spaces and arbitrary punctuation in package
> > names, so perhaps I've misunderstood you.
> >
> > Also, just in case you've misunderstood me, I'm referring above to
> > *project* names, not package names.  For example, PEAK has its project name
> > registered as PEAK on PyPI, but its Python package name (that you actually
> > import) is 'peak'.  I'm referring above only to project names, not package
> > names.
>By "package name" I mean the distutils package name.

Okay, so I still don't understand why this requires "changing Python 
itself".  Could you explain?

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