[Distutils] distribution name capitalisation considered important ; -)

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Sep 15 20:58:21 CEST 2010

At 04:59 PM 9/15/2010 +0100, Chris Withers wrote:
>On 15/09/2010 16:57, Sridhar Ratnakumar wrote:
>>On 9/15/2010 6:53 AM, Chris Withers wrote:
>>>Looks like we have quite a consistent set of rules with regard to
>>>captilisation of package names on file systems where case isn't
>>>important, shame the same can't be said for distribution names.
>>>[...]These differences cause subtle problems in tools which attempt to
>>>pin versions of particular distributions.
>>Going by what you wrote about pinning versions, are you talking about
>Yes, but I expect the subtleties apply to otehr tools too...
>>>The only "sane" option now would be for all distribution names to be
>>>lowercased by all tools all of the time. How do others feel about this?
>>pip, easy_install and pypm already ignore case.
>...sometimes ;-)

I can't speak to the others, but setuptools *always* ignores 
case.  If you have found it not to, please file a bug report so I can fix it.

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