Use company name for module

JKPeck jkpeck at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 22:23:37 CET 2010


On Nov 29, 1:41 pm, Chris Withers <ch... at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> On 12/11/2010 15:50, Robert Kern wrote:
>
>
>
> > On 11/12/10 8:12 AM, Micah Carrick wrote:
> >> My company is working on releasing some of our code as open-source python
> >> modules. I don't want my "foo" module conflicting with other modules
> >> called
> >> "foo" on PyPi or github or a user's system. Is there anything wrong,
> >> from a
> >> conventions standpoint, with having modules like company.foo and
> >> company.bar
> >> even if foo and bar are not necessarily related other than being
> >> released by us?
> >> I really don't like the cryptic module names or things like foo2 and
> >> the like.
>
> > Yes, using namespace packages. You need to use `distribute` in your
> > setup.py in order to accomplish this.
>
> >http://pypi.python.org/pypi/distribute/
> >http://packages.python.org/distribute/setuptools.html#namespace-packages
>
> ...or setuptools.
>
> ...or just pick a different naming scheme, the Pyramid guys have gone for:
>
> company_foo
>
> ...and I'm inclined to do the same.
>
> Chris
>
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You might want to check with your company legal folks before adopting
a naming rule
base on the company name.  Some companies whose names are trademarked
will not allow their name to be used in
certain contexts, possibly including this.

(I am not a lawyer!)



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