[Distutils] Another conversation starter - pip documentation in the Python docs

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 21:51:49 CEST 2013

On 14 July 2013 18:49, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:

> I admit the title itself concerns me: "Python Packaging User Guide",  like
> it should have the word "Installation" in it.
> "Python Installation and Packaging User Guide"?  (its soooo long
> though....)

I like "Package Management Guide". Strong hints of managing existing 3rd
party packages, which is good because it's what the majority want, but
general enough to allow for including managing the build & distribution of
your own packages.

BTW, I'm sick and tired of agonising every time I use the word "package"
over whether I should be "correct" and use "distribution". Can the guide
just come right out and bless the occasionally-ambiguous but commonly-used
dual nature of the word "package"? If not, can people start actually
*using* "distribution" consistently for what pip downloads and installs, so
I can find a few more examples for me to copy when I end up with awkward
phrases like "distributing your distribution"...? (You'd never believe
English was my native language, would you? :-))

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