[Catalog-sig] Perhaps "PyPI" will do
richardjones at optushome.com.au
Wed Apr 13 01:39:57 CEST 2005
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On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 05:19 am, Fred Drake wrote:
> On Apr 12, 2005 2:48 PM, Brant Harris <deadwisdom at gmail.com> wrote:
> > index.python.org +2
> I think index.python.org is a terrible name. archive.python.org is
> better, by a little bit.
> Now that PyPI has both index and archive functions, we should probably
> think about whcih we want to emphasize.
Definitely the CPAN-like aspects, as that's "the number one reason I don't use
Python" in the words of so many slashdotters.
> If we care about "competing"
> with CPAN (which stands for "Comprehensive Perl Archive Network",
> never mind that it *could* stand for other things), then the archive
> aspect is important and should be emphasized.
And lends a lot of weight to the "PyPAN" name, even though I don't like it :)
> I think "index" alone simply doesn't say anything to most users, even
> when we're only considering programmers. "archive" is better because
> it suggests things in storage and a way to find them, but I'd be just
> as happy to find mailing list archives there.
> "packages" may be better, because at least it says what can be found
> there. It doesn't have any glitz, though, and just a little bit of
> that would be nice.
This discussion seems to have diverted down the path of talking about URL
components. The issue here isn't the URL, it's the name. "CPAN" is
immediately identifiable as "the place you go to get poorly-written Perl
modules". "packages" means ... er ... Same with "index", "archive" and any
other common word. The name needs to include either the word "python" or
something so unique it couldn't be confused (which is why I went down the
So, I believe we need a name / acronym that's "catchy" like "CPAN" (it's got a
good rythm) that's not "PyPAN" (ie. just "CPAN" with a letter changed)
Comprehensive Python Archive Network CPAN
Python Package Archive Network PyPAN
Python Central Archive of Packages PyCAP
Python Repository of Packages PROP
Python Central Archive Repository PyCAR
Treasury Of Python TOP
Central Archive Repository of Python CARP
Central Repository Archive of Python CRAP (or Py ;)
Python Central Repository Archive of Packages PyCRAP
Seminal Python Archive of Modules SPAM
I hereby request that any future responses (even "me too" ones) to this thread
must include at least ten name ideas :)
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