[python-advocacy] Yet another package-repository thread (was: Obstacles to the adoption of Python)

Cameron Laird Cameron at phaseit.net
Sun Mar 23 16:08:45 CET 2008

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 10:53:53AM -0400, Roy Smith wrote:
> As much as I hate Perl, I do have to admit that CPAN has one nice  
> feature.  If you tell it to, it will recursively fetch all the  
> prerequisites for a package and install them for you.
This aspect of CPAN has indeed been not only "nice", but,
I'd argue, a real milestone in the history of open source.
PyPI *must* respond to this particular reality.

I haven't kept up with PyPI.  If PyPI's mechanism for 
management of "chaining" is not buildout, someone please
correct me.

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