[Catalog-sig] Perhaps "PyPI" will do

Mark W. Alexander slash at dotnetslash.net
Fri Apr 8 12:52:27 CEST 2005

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 12:31:18PM +0200, holger krekel wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 22:16 -0700, David Ascher wrote:
> > On Apr 7, 2005 9:13 PM, Tripp Lilley <tripp at perspex.com> wrote:
> > > On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, David Ascher wrote:
> > > 
> > > > I think the idea of joking around with religious terms like ministry is
> > > > a bad idea, because we're not as funny as John Cleese & friends.
> > > 
> > > Just for the record, the term "ministry," outside the U.S., has more to do
> > > with administrative functions of government:
> > 
> > I'm well aware of that (I'm French =).  However, I don't think the US
> > perspective is insignificant when it comes to PR =).
> > 
> > At least in France, it's also true that ministries bring forth
> > concepts of inefficiency, bureaucracy, obnoxious power-hungry civil
> > servants.  Not exactly what I'd want associated w/ my software if it
> > was mine, but whatever. =)
> Hey, that sounds similar to what we have in germany, with 
> the addition that they are even plainly evil in some respects 
> (thinking of the incredible stance the "justice" ministry 
> takes for software patents against a >90% anti-sw-patents 
> vote of the national parliament). 

Oh, OK. +1 on changing all U.S. agency names to "Ministry of ...." then

I liked the "pit" suggestion, but MOPP works for me too. Even with PyPI
being discussed here, I have a hard time reading it as being anything
other than something to do with math. (Could be the residual resentment
of years of coerced advanced math in school.) I can hardly think of
anything worse. Something that makes no sense at all is better than
something that unintentionally confuses.

Mark W. Alexander
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