On 12.11.2021 17:10, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 10:07:13AM -0500, Paul Ganssle wrote:
>> I knew about sortedcontainers and I also don't remember ever seeing a
>> situation where I needed one or recommended its use.
> We have a very odd situation where apparently sortedcontainers is one
> of the most well-known, popular, most heavily downloaded libraries on
> PyPI. According to here:
> sortedcontainers is the 290th most popular package on PyPI, ahead of
> such luminaries as pylint, black, selenium, mypy, django and nose.
> And yet, nobody(?) admits to either using it or knowing what it could be
> used for. How very curious :-/
Those download stats can be misleading. Packages are often pulled in
as a dependency of other packages which are popular or used a lot
in CI/CD setups.
Perhaps there's a reverse dependency graph we could use to find out
why the package is downloaded this often. I remember having seen
a project which does this, but have lost the URL.
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