[Distutils] The mypy package

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Mon Apr 18 18:11:00 EDT 2016

> On Apr 18, 2016, at 2:00 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Alexander Walters <tritium-list at sdamon.com <mailto:tritium-list at sdamon.com>> wrote:
> Greatly expanding the pool of names solves the problem.
> some of it, maybe, but not the problem at hand -- mypy has already put itself up as "mypy-lang", an namespace would be pretty much the same thing.
> if you do pip search mpypi, you get a handful of results, two of which are:
> mypy (0.256)           - A wsgi framework
> ...
> mypy-lang (0.2.0)      - Optional static typing for Python
> if we're OK with that, we're already done.

I think there's still a general question here about orphaning packages, but maybe in this very specific case a simple name change is in order? 'mypy' never really made much sense to me as "python with types"; for many months after I started hearing the name, I thought it was some kind of personalizable / portable distribution of Python, or maybe a macro system (allowing you to personalize python to your tastes).

Might I suggest 'typy' for TYped PYthon?  Nothing shows up in a pip search for that just yet.

Just a thought,


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