At 08:33 PM 11/12/2009 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
There's a problem with the poll's placement: on the front page of the PyPI website.
Speaking of which, why is it that http://pypi.python.org/pypihttp://pypi.python.org/pypi and http://pypi.python.org/pypi/http://pypi.python.org/pypi/ (note the ending slash) return different contents (the latter being very voluminous)? I always mistake one for the other when entering the URL directly.
easy_install replied on the behavior of /pypi/ (it uses the long list to do case-insensitive searches).Â Someone changed it, easy_install broke, and a compromise was to keep /pypi/ the way it was (but not /pypi).
Probably this could be removed, as the /simple/ index is already case-insensitive, so easy_install shouldn't have to hit /pypi/ at all.
This was changed over a year ago; easy_install *does* use /simple by default. I would guess enough people are upgraded by now that PyPI need no longer continue to support it.