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

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Dec 10 17:18:59 CET 2012

On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 10:38 PM, Andrew McNabb <amcnabb at mcnabbs.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2012 at 05:02:26PM -0500, PJ Eby wrote:
>> If the packages have files in conflict, they won't be both installed.
>> If they don't have files in conflict, there's nothing important to be
>> informed of.  If one is installing pexpect-u, then one does not need
>> to discover that it is a successor of pexpect.
> In the specific case of pexpect and pexpect-u, the files don't actually
> conflict.  The pexpect package includes a "pexpect.py" file, while
> pexpect-u includes a "pexpect/" directory.  These conflict, but not in
> the easily detectable sense.

Excellent!  A concrete non-file use case.  Setuptools handles this
particular scenario by including a list of top-level module or package
names, but newer tools ought to look out for this scenario, too.

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