On May 8, 2014, at 10:31 AM, Antoine Pitrou firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Thu, 08 May 2014 10:21:34 -0400 "R. David Murray" email@example.com wrote:
"unreliable" reads as "not safe", ie: insecure.
You probably want something like "and access to it may be unreliable".
Actually, thinking about this some more, most end-users aren't going to care that there's another point of failure here, they only care if it works or not when they try to install it. So something like "cdecimal is not hosted on pypi; download may fail if external server is unavailable" might be clearer.
And once you're at that point, as a user I'm going to grumble, "Well, why the heck didn't you just try?", as I figure out how to re-execute the command so that it does try.
Agreed. That warning looks rather pointless and only aimed at trying to enforce the pip developers' ideological preferences.
The pip developers didn’t make this decision. It was discussed on distutils-sig hammered out in a PEP, and then accepted. We took part in that discussion, but ultimately we implemented PEP438.
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