[Python-Dev] In-Python virtualisation and packaging

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 13 15:47:06 CEST 2011

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:

> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis <at> pitrou.net>
> wrote:
> > As a side-note, I think calling it "virtualization" is a recipe for
> > confusion.
> Indeed, OS level virtualisation pretty much has a lock on that term.
> "virtual environments" skates close to it but manages to avoid it well
> enough to avoid confusion.

Or as they involving encapsulating paths and libaries, perhaps we could call
them "capsules" ;-) though I think the term virtualenv is pretty entrenched now
in the Python community.


Vinay Sajip

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