[Python-Dev] BDFL pronouncement?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Oct 9 22:56:42 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> 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
> infrastructure.


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