[Python-Dev] BDFL pronouncement?
solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Oct 9 17:33:35 CEST 2009
Chris Withers <chris <at> simplistix.co.uk> writes:
> Well, if this was the BDFL pronouncement that a lot of people have taken
> it to be, does that allow Martin von Lewis to give the keys to
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools to the "distribute" developers,
> so we can get on and use the original "setuptools" name without all the
> confusion and hackery needed to make "distribute" work?
Er, perhaps this is a bit brutal? I don't think the BDFL has a right of life and
death over third-party packages.
I mean, we're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, aren't we?
WOMAN: Who are the Britons?
ARTHUR: Well, we all are. we're all Britons and I am your king.
WOMAN: I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous
DENNIS: You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship.
A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes--
> PS: I had thought that MvL couldn't help because of ez_setup.py, but
> it's only buildout that appears foolish enough to have a hardcoded
> download of:
Some projects also have an SVN "externals" pointing to the setuptools SVN
repository, as described here:
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