[Distutils] namespace packages
pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Apr 22 00:02:39 CEST 2010
At 09:26 PM 4/21/2010 +0200, Manlio Perillo wrote:
>But I do not want to use a feature that it is here for compatiblity
>only, in a new project.
Python itself has supported namespace packages through a stdlib
utility since Python 2.3, and special import mechanism support has
been proposed for addition in 3.2. Zope may have developed the idea,
and setuptools made it more accessible for people to use, but it's
been a standard Python feature all along.
The new support in 3.x will also allow setuptools and its clones to
drop some of their hackier bits of implementation, and hopefully make
the adoption of namespace packages even more widespread. While the
Zen of Python says that flat is better than nested (i.e., "zope.*"
vs. "org.zope.*" as would be done in Java), it also says that
namespaces are a great idea, so let's have more of them. ;-)
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