[Distutils] [issue24] Rename easy_install

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Sat Jun 14 02:48:18 CEST 2008


zooko <zooko at zooko.com> writes:

> While your reasons are good ones, Armin, it is too late to rename
> easy_install.

I don't see why. Care to give some reasons of your own?

As pointed out, the name 'easy_install' isn't strongly associated with
the concepts or other names within setuptools. Changing it isn't
something to do overnight, nor in a single step, but there's plenty of
flux in setuptools at the moment and it's far from "too late" to
change the name of this program.

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Ben Finney



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