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I think the authors here missed an opportunity for even more effective squatting like that: cases where the name you import, name you type at the command line, or name you commonly call the package by is different from the name in the repository.

In Python, "pytables" (should be "tables") and "skimage" (should be "scikit-image") come to mind.

Yeah. I think it's becoming a reflex for programmers when they get an import error like:

    Error: Cannot find module 'x'
to quickly type:

    npm install x

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