[Distutils] Having a Python package install itself under a different name

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 07:22:34 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 22:36, cool-RR <cool-rr at cool-rr.com> wrote:
>  It would be pretty cool, since I won't have to confuse users with the
> `_py3` thing, but here are 2 problems:
> 1. I find it a little dirty that one single package has two different code
> bases.

Well, sure, but having two packages is also dirty. :-) It's a matter of taste.

> 2. I like having the Python 3 fork as an actual fork, (i.e. separate repo,)
> so I can easily merge changes from the main fork. If I keep them next to
> each other like this, it will be hard for me to keep them as separate repos
> and therefore hard to do merges.

Aha, so you use mercurial or? It's hard to do merges between folders
there? I'm used to svn, where that wouldn't be a problem.

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