[Distutils] PEP 376 - .egg-info directory name separator

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Thu Jun 18 22:27:47 CEST 2009

Hi Tarek,

While I was reading this PEP, I noticed that it suggests the '-' 
character as separator (between name, version, etc..) .. naturally 
introducing '_' *within* names and versions.


This decision looks odd to me, as several package systems I know of use 
the '_' character as seperator. In Debian,


Besides, it is very common for Python packages to use '-' in their names 
instead of '_'.

   [.. pypimirror]$ ls | grep "_" | wc -l
   [.. pypimirror]$ ls | grep "-" | wc -l

Why not use '_' as separator?


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