[Distutils] packaging terminology confusion

Stephen Waterbury stephen.c.waterbury at nasa.gov
Thu Jan 7 22:47:43 CET 2010

Brad Allen wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 2:40 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>>> As for projects: fine with me; PyPI would then be the Python Project
>>> Index.
> +1
> If this gets general agreement, there are probably some places where
> the word 'package' should be replaced with the word 'project', right?
> For example, should PEP-345 be retitled as "Metadata for Python
> Software Projects 1.2" ?


This makes a huge amount of sense, both from a semantic point of view --
"projects" with "releases" seems a better fit for what is in PyPI --
and as a resolution to the name collision with the Python "package" idiom.


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