[Catalog-sig] Perhaps "PyPI" will do

Adrian Likins alikins at redhat.com
Tue Apr 12 18:56:53 CEST 2005

On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 11:49:04AM -0500, Ed Summers wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 05:57:14PM +0200, Laura Creighton wrote:
> > I think that our problem is that PyPan is _the_ cute, catchy name
> > we want.  But alas, Thomas Heller already has it for his package
> > manager: http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/pypan/
> > 
> > But I have no idea how he would feel about giving the name up, and
> > how many people this would inconvenience if he did so.  PiPan seems
> > free, as is PiePan, but I like my 'Pi' with 'Y' :-)
> You know, it might be even cuter to just call it CPAN. CPAN afterall
> stands for the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, and could just as
> easily be Comprehensive Python Archive Network. 
>     cpan.python.org
	Or for that matter, just CAN. A can of snakes even sort of
has a meaning. 

	But I'd prefer something boring and generic over PyPI. "PyPI"
has no meaning to just about anyone. Something like "archive.python.org"
or "depot.python.org" or "library.python.org". 

	hmm, how about "Repo Of Python, Organized"... REPO... I kind of like that,
simple, descriptive, recursive... 
	or DEPOT "Depot of Everything Python Organized Thoughtfully"? 


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