Python equivalent of CPAN (Was: ANY NEWS ON THE STARSHIP?)
moshez at math.huji.ac.il
Sun Oct 29 22:38:24 CET 2000
On Sun, 29 Oct 2000, roger day wrote:
> I quite like the idea of CPAN for Python, but I find the perl CPAN difficult at
> times to find the precise elements I needed to do something. Worse, the
> modularisation of Perl had, for me, the unintended side-effect of splitting out
> much needed modules. For example, the "old" lwp.pl package now consists of a
> myriad of different modules which need hunting down if I just wanted to do
> something simple, particularly on Unix. The ActiveState perl does a lot of this
> already - batteries included.
> It's not modularisation I dislike, I think it's the way of distributing the
> modules which needs looking at - and not just for ease of installation.
> I think there should be some way of grouping modules, so that, say, if one
> module needed others to work, then the latter should be loaded and installed at
> the same time. Or something like that :-)
The good news: it already exists.
The great news: it's called Debian.
Moshe Zadka <moshez at math.huji.ac.il> -- 95855124
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