[Python-ideas] Lib vs ( App | Project | ... )

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Tue May 17 09:55:25 EDT 2016

"how to call the container for the libraries, the one thing providing the environment?"

In Visual Studio we call these Environments (in the source they're still referred to as Interpreters). A "virtual environment" is just a specific type of environment (one that inherits a stdlib and/or packages), as is an isolated environment (hosted in an app, or a conda env). They all specify a Python version and concrete versions of libraries - something directly executable, not something that needs to be actualised before use.

Not sure that we need an official term, but the venv docs likely have or need a definition to work with.


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-----Original Message-----
From: "Thomas Güttler" <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de>
Sent: ‎5/‎17/‎2016 4:28
To: "python-ideas" <python-ideas at python.org>
Subject: [Python-ideas] Lib vs ( App | Project | ... )

This blog post from Donald Stufft explains the difference between
a Library and a Application.


The term "Library" is well known - ok

But how to call the container for the libraries, the one thing providing the environment?

Donald Stufft uses the term "Application"

I would like an official term defined by the python docs.

What do you think?

   Thomas Güttler

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