namespace for released packages?

Alex Hunsley lard at tardis.ed.ac.molar.uk
Mon Jul 19 12:28:50 CEST 2004


Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Alex Hunsley wrote:
> 
>> So in my case, it would be sufficient to place all my code in a 
>> package named after the product? (in my case, 'Pypreweb', which hasn't 
>> been taken, I've checked.)
> 
> 
> Yes, although "preweb" might be a better alternative, given that it is
> clear you are talking about Python.

I quite like 'pypreweb', pronounced 'piper-web'. :) Sounds a bit more 
interesting sounding than 'preweb' IMHO. The other idea was papyrus, which I 
quite like (and is also not taken).

And it seems quite common to prepend py to the start of python projects.... not 
unusual, anyway.

> 
>> I suppose the affiliation information could be a tripping point - e.g. 
>> if someone else takes ownership of the product, the package name (if 
>> derived from a doman name etc) would no longer be appropriate!
> 
> 
> Indeed. Then, all applications using the package need to be changed.
> 
> Regards,
> Martin

I hadn't thought of it that way before, but it's a good point.

alex




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