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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Thu May 19 01:02:34 EDT 2016

Thomas Güttler writes:

 > I see no agreement on the name for the concrete installation
 > holding all those nice python libraries.

I don't see how you could get it.

The "concrete installation" you mention is apparently is defined by
"holding all those nice python libraries" -- you make no mention of
requirements.txt or any of the other "marker" files you've talked
about.  It's also unclear whether "concrete installation" includes
things like the Python distribution itself (even the operating
system), or perhaps things in site-packages but not the stdlib.

And that is the problem.  The variety of "collections of libraries"
(some of which are singletons, others of which may be instantiated as
empty!) and accompanying configuration (if any) that a developer might
want denoted by the name you're looking for is pretty well infinite.
It's not going to be the same as the distribution, since those often
don't include configuration files (and does the "example.cfg" count?)
In any case it's large enough that we're going to get substantial
disagreement on the definition even before we try to choose a name.


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