[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] start on static generation, and caching - apache config.
jim at zope.com
Thu Jul 12 01:46:45 CEST 2007
On Jul 11, 2007, at 6:11 PM, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jul 2007, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>> The questions for us is, how much effort we are willing to make to
>>> prevent people from shooting themselves in the foot. I can
>>> why Phillip would like the package index to prevent people from
>>> problematic package names.
>> That's not my understanding - the issue isn't with "problematic
>> names", but with conflicting package names. IOW, any single name is
>> fine - it's a pair of names that would cause a problem (and only if
>> you wanted to install both packages on the same system).
> A big issue that's not been raised is that *distutils* have no
> package name
> rules, but it's being proposed that PyPI does - thus a package
> author will
> potentially get an error when uploading their package, and also the
> name that
> appears in the index may be quite different to the name of their
Maybe distutils should have more package name rules than it does
now. We (the Community) should be free to change things based on
experience. We now have a lot more experience with this stuff than
we had a few years ago. Maybe we should consider a reset.
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