[Distutils] DRAFT PEP 396 - module version number
barry at python.org
Tue Apr 5 16:48:38 CEST 2011
On Mar 27, 2011, at 03:36 PM, Yannick Gingras wrote:
>On March 24, 2011, Éric Araujo wrote:
>> > Bob learns about the Cheeseshop _, and adds some
>> > simple packaging using classic distutils so that he can upload *The
>> > Bob Package* to the Cheeseshop.
>> I know that the referenced PEP 345 call these things “software
>> packages”, but let’s try to use consistent terminology. See threads
>> starting at
>> and http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2011-March/017450.html .
>Éric, can you summarize the discussion that took place on these
>threads? As far as I can tell, no consensus was reached for a new
>terminology and so the old definition still prevails:
As I mentioned in my follow up to Éric, if you really want to encourage
adoption of specific terms, you're probably going to need to write a PEP that
clearly defines them. Referencing a mailing list thread ain't gonna cut it.
>In that case, a "package" in PEP 396 would refer to:
> a module that contains other modules; typically contained in a
> directory in the filesystem and distinguished from other directories
> by the presence of a file __init__.py.
>I fell like the usage proposed for *The Bob Package* is pretty good,
>except for the choice of "upload". Of course, you don't upload the
>package, you upload "distributions" that contain that package.
See my previous follow up.
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