Paul Moore email@example.com wrote:
You're claiming that Mercurial moved to hosting on PyPI solely because users suddenly needed to add a flag to install from pip? As opposed to because PyPI gave them a more reliable hosting platform, for example? OK. I certainly can't give any evidence to dispute that claim, although I'm surprised.
That is my understanding of the posted statistics, too. PyPI was overloaded, the improved infrastructure fixed that, so more projects now host on PyPI.