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David Ascher da at ski.org
Thu Jun 17 19:50:20 CEST 1999

Not all that revolutionary, but an interesting migration path.  FWIW, I
think the underlying issue is a real one.  We're starting to have more and
more conflicts, even among package names.  (Of course the symlink solution
doesn't work on Win32, but that's a detail =).


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 13:44:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andy Dustman <adustman at comstar.net>
To: Gordon McMillan <gmcm at hypernet.com>
Cc: M.-A. Lemburg <mal at lemburg.com>, Crew List <crew at server.python.net>
Subject: Re: [Crew] Wizards' Resolution to Zope/PIL/mxDateTime conflict? 

On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, Gordon McMillan wrote:

> M.A.L. wrote:
> > Or maybe we should start the com.domain.mypackage thing ASAP.
> I know many are against this proposal (makes Python look Feudal? 
> Reminds people of the J language?), but I think it's the only thing 
> that makes sense. It does mean you have to do some ugly things to get 
> Pickle working properly.

Actually, it can be done very easily. I just tried this, in fact:

cd /usr/lib/python1.5
mkdir -p org/python
(cd org/python; ln -s ../.. core)
touch __init__.py org/__init__.py org/python/__init__.py

>>> from org.python.core import rfc822
>>> import profile

So this seems to make things nice and backwards compatible. My only
concern was having __init__.py in /usr/lib/python1.5, but this doesn't
seem to break anything. Of course, if you are using some trendy new
atrocity like Windoze, this might not work.

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