[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] packaging terminology confusion

John Gabriele jmg3000 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 16:17:13 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2010, at 7:57 PM, David Lyon wrote:
>> As a regular developer, I'd call for a "L'Oeuf incredible". Excuse my bad
>> french. A new egg to replace all the bad old eggs.
>> We need more simplicity in packaging in python..
>> "eggs" are cool. They're simple. They're what users want. They're what
>> pypi needs.
> +1

Do you mean, change the general name of these packaged up things from
"distributions" to "eggs"? So, we'd generically refer to, say,
"CheesyComestible-1.2.3.tgz" as an egg?


What term would you use to refer specifically to a ".egg" file?


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