[Distutils] conventions or best practice to choose package names?

martin at v.loewis.de martin at v.loewis.de
Mon May 14 14:02:52 CEST 2012

> Lately, I've gotten the impression that people are rejecting the use
> of namespace packages altogether. There's an incorrect notion that
> namespace packages are an invention of setuptools.  I think this is
> unfortunate.

Indeed, it's unfortunate. It took me some time to discover that (presumably)
the original idea was first formulated in


I'd be curious to know whether there is an even earlier (public) discussion
of namespace packages.


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