[Python-Dev] standards for distribution names

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Sep 16 20:22:12 CEST 2010

At 12:08 PM 9/16/2010 +0100, Chris Withers wrote:
>...I'd thought that the "correct names" for distributions would have 
>been documented in one of:
>...but having read them, I drew a blank.

Forgot to mention: see distinfo_dirname() in PEP 376 for an 
explanation of distribution-name normalization.

(Case-insensitivity and os-specific case handling is not addressed in 
the PEPs, though, AFAICT.)

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