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

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Nov 21 07:33:19 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>wrote:

> Daniel Holth writes:
>  > When I used Obsoletes, it meant "I am no longer developing this other
>  > package that is identical to this re-named package".
> But as a user I could care less!  The authors may care, but I don't
> care if Torqued "obsoletes" Gorgon, because in using Torqued I'm
> DTRT'ing even though I don't know it.
> What I care about is when I'm using Gorgon, and there's something
> "better" (or worse, "correct") to use in my application.

Hence my suggestion for an Obsoleted-By field, in which Gorgon would be
able to suggest alternatives.

> It might be a good idea to have a just-like-Amazon
>     While-This-Package-Is-Great-You-Might-Also-Consider:
> field.

Yeah, that's basically what Obsoleted-By is for.
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