[Distutils] Prototype setuptools-specific PyPI index.

Noah Gift noah.gift at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 20:53:12 CEST 2007

> egg(1) is probably the best choice IMO.  It doesn't conflict with any
> other existing *nix command that I can tell, and I can't think of a
> better command for dealing with Python eggs.  It's immediately
> evocative.  Now that I think about it, maybe it was 'egg' that you
> wanted to reserve.  I like 'egg' too because Ruby gems are managed
> with the gem(1) command so there's a parallel that is easily remembered.

I agree.  I really like egg!  easy_install is a bit of a pain as tab
completion with underscores is troublesome.  3 characters is even better..
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