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

cool-RR cool-rr at cool-rr.com
Fri May 28 20:17:42 CEST 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 20:00, cool-RR <cool-rr at cool-rr.com> wrote:
> > I'm not sure we're on the same page here. My intention is that Python 2.x
> > users will use only `garlicsim`, and Python 3.x users will use only
> > `garlicsim_py3`.
> Why would you want that? Reasonably it should be called garlicsim in both
> cases.
> If not you make it needlessly painful to move from Python 2 to Python 3.

As P.J. said, the package will have the same name `garlicsim` in both
versions, but the name on PyPI of the Python 3 version will be

> Also, even though you want your code to be clean, the amount of
> compatibility hacks to support both Python 2 and Python 3 you would
> need is probably not very large if you use Distribute and it's 2to3
> support.

Funny you mention it just now. Python 3 is just giving me an obscure problem
that I (a) don't know how to solve and (b) seriously doubt any 2to3
algorithm will handle.

Here it is:

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