[Distutils] We need to make a decision wrt distribution names
jim at zope.com
Tue Jul 24 18:36:29 CEST 2007
Obviously, we are having a debate about what forms distribution names
can take. I think we need a decision.
Does anyone know if there are existing rules for package names? I
can't find them if there are. Up until now, I think we've been in
somewhat of a prototyping mode, but I think it's time to move beyond
I strongly suggest that we need an official specification that says:
- what's a legal package name and
- what the equivalence rules for package names are.
Whatever we decide needs to be well supported by setuptools and
PyPI. I can live with whatever we decide as long as we decide
something and make sure it is well communicated and implemented. In
particular, I could live with the equivalence rules that setuptools
uses if they are documented and if they are supported correctly and
efficiently by the index (including mirrors).
IMO, a decision is extremely important. If we can't reach consensus,
then we need to call in the BDFL.
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