[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] packaging terminology confusion

Brad Allen bradallen137 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 16:24:48 CET 2010

On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 4:54 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 10:01, Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> I think it sounds too much like a python-specific word, like "egg".
> People would be lead to believe that "parcels" meant a particular
> format. It would be a great name for a python specific package format
> though, but I think eggs have got the mindshare there already. :)

I had thought 'egg' was just another distribution format, an
alternative to tarball, etc. But I have heard people at my local user
group use it to mean 'module distribution'.

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