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

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 22:05:05 CEST 2013

> 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? :-))

I hear you.  I feel the same agony.  It think we should use the word
"Distribution", but it's hard to compete when PyPI uses "Package".
Nick, what do we do?   :  )

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