[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] Prototype setuptools-specific PyPI index.

Noah Gift noah.gift at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 21:57:30 CEST 2007

On 7/24/07, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 08:54 PM 7/24/2007 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> > >> Right. However, if setuptools would stop making case insensitive
> > >> lookups to the index, lookups to unregistered packages would become
> > >> more efficient.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure I follow you.  If a non-registered package is used as a
> > > dependency, the setup() will need to specify dependency_links, in which
> > > case PyPI will not be consulted.
> >
> >Ah, ok. So is it then correct that setuptools never looks at pypi/,
> >unless the user misspelled a package name on the command line?
> Pretty much, yes.

Would it be a bad idea to suggest the case insensitive lookup happen
against a local flat file that gets diff'd from PyPI?  Then only the
culprit gets punished using their own CPU :)

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