[Python-Dev] PEP 382: Namespace Packages

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Apr 15 23:01:49 CEST 2009

At 10:20 PM 4/15/2009 +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>Whether base packages are useful or not is really a side aspect
>of the PEP and my proposal.

It's not whether they're useful, it's whether they're required.  Your 
proposal *requires* base packages, and for people who intend to use 
pure packages, this is NOT a feature: it's a bug.

Specifically, it introduces a large number of unnecessary, 
boilerplate dependencies to their package distribution strategy.

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