[Python-Dev] Python and the Linux Standard Base (LSB)
janssen at parc.com
Thu Nov 30 18:37:43 CET 2006
> On Nov 30, 2006, at 9:49 AM, Talin wrote:
> > I really don't like all these "cute" names, simply because they are
> > obscure. Names that only make sense once you've gotten the joke may
> > be self-gratifying but not good HCI.
> Warsaw's Fifth Law :)
> > How about:
> > python -M install
> > Or maybe we could even lobby to get:
> > python --install
> > as a synonym of the above?
> As Ronald points out, installing is only one action, and then you
> have to handle all of its options too. Maybe that means
> python -M install --install-dir foo --other-setuptools-options
> would work, but I don't think just bare --install does. I'm also not
> sure "python -M install" is a big improvement over "egg" or whatever
> ("egg" actually isn't bad).
> - -Barry
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