[Distutils] Prototype setuptools-specific PyPI index.

Lars Immisch lars at ibp.de
Mon Jul 23 22:17:05 CEST 2007


> A couple of Pycons ago I think I suggested 'hatch' which IIRC you  
> didn't like because you wanted to reserve that for some other  
> function, but I've forgotten what that was.  OTOH, a quick search  
> didn't reveal any collisions with hatch(1) on *nix.

+1 on a rename.

Both 'hatch' and 'egg' are excellent.

I'm not fond of the name 'easy_install', because:

- it is very generic
- the bias in the name (easy) will backfire whenever it fails for any 
reason. Like: 'Hey, this *bleep* thing thinks its easy to use, but it 
doesn't *bleep* work'.

- Lars

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