[Distutils] Splitting distribute in several distributions

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Aug 16 01:38:13 CEST 2009

Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> writes:

> These all raise the question for me, again:
> What's the difference between a distribution and a package?
> Which is the one with a setup.py and what is the other one?


> If a distribution has a setup.py, then I'm not just having the
> distribution names be the same as the module names

This policy fails when the distribution includes multiple modules, or
multiple packages.

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Ben Finney

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