[Python-Dev] Accept just PEP-0426

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Nov 21 03:44:54 CET 2012

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0314/ says:
>       The most common use of this field will be in case a package name
>       changes, e.g. Gorgon 2.3 gets subsumed into Torqued Python 1.0.
>       When you install Torqued Python, the Gorgon package should be
>       removed.
>       Example:
>           Obsoletes: Gorgon
> They mean pretty much what the same words mean in RPM and do not need
> further bikeshedding.

The problem is that the above *makes no sense*.  "Torqued Python" and
"Gorgon" are veiled pseudonyms for Twisted and Medusa....  and Twisted is
not actually a plug-and-play substitute for Medusa, AFAIK.

Can anybody suggest an *actual* use case for "Obsoletes", and explain how
it is supposed to work in software?  The last time this discussion came up,
nobody had any use cases that stood up to the "how's that actually going to
work and/or help?" test.  Here's a post of mine summarizing this and
related points in the previous thread:

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