[Distutils] [issue24] Rename easy_install

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Jun 15 15:35:16 CEST 2008

At 02:15 AM 6/15/2008 -0700, zooko wrote:
>Now that you mention it, I have heard more than one person snort
>derisively about the name "easy_install", and say something to the
>effect that it isn't a proper name.  This makes me think that it
>causes the "anti-marketing-propaganda" reaction in some folks.

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that my choice of name 
was accidental or whimsical, rather than carefully chosen to appeal 
to some people at the possible expense of others.

And you can't actually avoid that tradeoff, any more than you can 
shove a program's complexity under the rug.  All you can do is 
attempt to please a different group, or to please no-one.  You don't 
get the option of pleasing everybody.

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