[Distutils] Future namespace support

kiorky kiorky at cryptelium.net
Wed Oct 14 18:46:57 CEST 2009

Lennart Regebro a écrit :
> 2009/10/14 kiorky <kiorky at cryptelium.net>:
>> There is one obvious incompatibility maybe there will be others with the future
>> implementations.
> It's again an incompatibility in how your package makes something be a
> namespace package. Not an incompatibility in how it is used from other

As i understood, NS.foo from setuptools can't be imported in NS.bar from pkgutil
and vice versa.

> packages. Obviously you would need setuptools installed for this to
> work, but it would work even from packages who do not require or use
> setuptools just as today.

I just hope my old packages will work as well as they worked.

You can't ask everyone to repackage/adapt their existing stuff because of your

Nowodays, lot of packages use setuptools's namespaces, i want them to just work.

At the moment, the only thing i see is that distribute break many things in many
places without any sense of backward compatibility for 0.7.
And the only answer we have is "go for the 0.6 branch/sandbox if you want
compatibility, it will be maintained for years".

That's not an answer, that's not viable.

As a Python user, web developer, scientist, or whatever, you'll need stuff from
both systems, you do not control the whole packages out there, and you wont
surely have the time and the means to check that everything out there fit together.

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