[Distutils] packaging terminology confusion

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 13:03:26 CET 2010

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Eric Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
>> Normally the word 'distribution' is reserved for what lands in the
>> 'dist' directory, such as a tarball or an egg...right?


> We should use the terminology as defined in
> http://docs.python.org/distutils/introduction.html#distutils-specific-terminology
> So technically it's a "module distribution" we're talking about.

Well, I wonder if we shouln't use the term "distribution" instead
here. the "module" word is quite fuzzy to describe a distribution that
might contain modules, data files, and/or packages. It doesn't bring
any useful information to the terms here.


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