[Python-Dev] BDFL pronouncement?

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Oct 9 22:50:06 CEST 2009

Chris Withers schrieb:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> I'm saying that I don't expect setuptools 0.7 to appear before Tarek's
>> Distribute is mature and in widespread use. IOW I support Tarek's fork
>> and suggest nobody hold their breath waiting for setuptools 0.7.
> 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?

That's absurd.  There's a certain area where Guido can make pronouncements,
but third-party packages is not it.  Even if they're hosted on python.org


Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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