[Distutils] Docs: allowed characters in setuptools.setup(name='.....')

Thomas Güttler guettliml at thomas-guettler.de
Mon Feb 2 11:37:57 CET 2015


I could not find documentation about the allowed characters here:


Someone told me it here: https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/2383#issuecomment-72034990

The precise rules on what's a valid egg_name aren't documented anywhere particularly obvious, unfortunately.

Since docs are important, I want this to change.

Where should be the docs about the allowed characters in this place?

Please don't provide details about which characters are allowed or not.
This issue is about where the docs should be. Details later :-)

   Thomas Güttler

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