[Python-Dev] Conflicts [was Re: Keyword meanings [was: Accept just PEP-0426]]

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 14:57:50 CET 2012

On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 01:51:09PM +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> > Why would a software package called "Spam" install a top-level module called
> > "Jam" rather than "Spam"? Isn't the whole point of Python packages to solve
> > this namespace problem?
> That would require/demand that the software package MUST define a
> module with its own name, and MUST NOT define any other top-level
> modules, and also that package names MUST be unique. (RFC 2119
> keywords.) That would work, as long as those restrictions are
> acceptable.
/me notes that setuptools itself is an example of a package that violates
this rule )setuptools and pkg_resources).

No objections to "That would work, as long as those restrictions are
acceptable."... that seems to sum up where we're at.

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