[Python-Dev] PEP 382: Namespace Packages
pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Apr 15 19:59:34 CEST 2009
At 06:15 PM 4/15/2009 +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>The much more common use case is that of wanting to have a base package
>installation which optional add-ons that live in the same logical
Please see the large number of Zope and PEAK distributions on PyPI as
minimal examples that disprove this being the common use case. I
expect you will find a fair number of others, as well.
In these cases, there is NO "base package"... the entire point of
using namespace packages for these distributions is that a "base
package" is neither necessary nor desirable.
In other words, the "base package" scenario is the exception these
days, not the rule. I actually know specifically of only one other
such package besides your mx.* case, the logilab ll.* package.
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