[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] packaging terminology confusion

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Sun Jan 10 10:01:14 CET 2010

On Jan 9, 2010, at 11:38 AM, P.J. Eby wrote:

> Anyway, IMO "parcel" works great as a substitute for "distribution" (as it is a concrete term for a concrete thing) and not so great as a substitute for "project" (since a project isn't that concrete a thing and "parcel" therefore seems *too* concrete).

This is precisely what I meant to recommend: "Parcel" would be a good replacement word for the Python-specific meaning of "distribution".  I'm sorry if I was ambiguous and created confusion.

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