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Setuptools
Setuptools builds on Python’s distutils to provide easier building, distribution, and installation of packages.
Interface
An attribute of a model object that determines its type. It is an instance of a zope.interface Interface class.
Zope
The Z Object Publishing Framework. The granddaddy of Python web frameworks.
ZODB
The Zope Object Database which is a persistent object store for Python.
Field index
A type of index that is optimized to index single simple tokenized values. When a field index is searched, it can be searched for one or more values, and it will return a result set that includes these values exacty.
Text index
A type of index which indexes a value in such a way that parts of it can be searched in a non-exact manner. When a text index is searched, it returns results for values that match based on various properties of the text indexed, such as omitting “stopwords” the text might have.
Facet index
A type of index which can be used for faceted search.
Path index
A type of index that keeps track of documents within a graph; documents can be searched for by their position in the graph.
zope.index
The underlyingindexingmachineryhttp://pypi.python.org/pypi/zope.index that repoze.catalog uses.
zope.app.catalog
The catalogingimplementationhttp://pypi.python.org/pypi/zope.app.catalog on which repoze.catalog is based (although it doesn’t use any of its code).
Virtualenv
An isolated Python environment. Allows you to control which packages are used on a particular project by cloning your main Python. virtualenv was created by Ian Bicking.

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