[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] packaging terminology confusion

John Gabriele jmg3000 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 17:31:19 CET 2010

On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 6:53 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>> At this point, people are just going to keep calling this entity a
>> “package”, consistent with the majority of other languages and systems
>> out there.
> Who is "people". AFAIK, most Python developers use the word "package"
> for "python package"
> and when they use the word "package" for "distribution", they will
> stop doing it if they are told
> that the proper word is "distribution" imho.

Well, I notice that the entire [packaging chapter of
diveintopython3](http://diveintopython3.org/packaging.html) refers to
distributions as "packages".

And it's *very* common for new users to be sent to
diveintopython/diveintopython3 when learning the language.


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