[Python-Dev] PEP 382: Namespace Packages

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Wed Apr 15 20:52:21 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 01:59:34PM -0400, P.J. Eby wrote:
> 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 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.

Isn't that pretty even, then?  zope.* and PEAK are two examples of one
approach; and mx.* and ll.* are two examples that use the base package
approach.  Neither approach seems to be the more common one, and both
are pretty rare.


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