[Distutils] [buildout] bug related to package name capitalisation

Fred Drake fdrake at acm.org
Thu Aug 12 19:22:30 CEST 2010

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> As such, I'd expect buildout's version pinning to be case agnostic as well.
> What do other people feel about this?

A lot of case-insensitivity is present for dealing with
case-insensitive file systems; when looking at a distribution, the
case of the name often doesn't matter.

For importable names, case *does* matter; Python bothers to verify
case on case-preserving file systems.

I've seen very few cases where case-insensitivity in package names is
tolerated (once, I think).  There's no reason to spread the
case-senseless disease any further.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at gmail.com>
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