[Catalog-sig] permissive trove classification

Doug Hellmann doug at hellfly.net
Wed Dec 26 20:13:52 CET 2007

Offering a warning and accepting the known categories seems like a  
reasonable compromise.  Is it an error if there are no known  
categories in the list?


On Dec 26, 2007, at 1:17 PM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

> Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> As a package owner/maintainer, I would much rather have a warning or
>> error message from the server when I upload something with an unknown
>> category. That way I can correct any typographical mistakes.  If the
>> server completely ignores the bad data, I don't have an easy way to
>> realize something is wrong.
> A warning would be fine, as long as the server treats the other items.
> An error would block the process.
> For example, if we have 2 pypi servers, one that deals with 1..n  
> categories,
> one with A..Z,
> we could have a package with such classifiers:
> classifiers = ['category 1', 'category A', 'category 2']
> Each server could pick the categories it knows.
> Tarek
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