[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] We need to make a decision wrt distribution names

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Tue Jul 24 18:57:01 CEST 2007

On Jul 24, 2007, at 12:49 PM, Stephen Waterbury wrote:

> Jim Fulton wrote:
>> Does anyone know if there are existing rules for package names?  I
>> can't find them if there are.  ...
> Well, there is PEP 8, which has this to say on the subject:
> "Package and Module Names
>        "Modules should have short, all-lowercase names.  Underscores
>         can be used in the module name if it improves readability.
>         Python packages should also have short, all-lowercase names,
>         although the use of underscores is discouraged."

Doh, I was sloppy in my terminology. I should have said "distribution  
name".  We're talking about the names used in PyPI, the Python  
Distribution index. ;)  Also the value passed to the "name" argument  
of setup.

Sorry for the confusion.  :)


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