[Catalog-sig] Changing cheeseshop.python.org to pypi.python.org

Noah Kantrowitz kantrn at rpi.edu
Tue Jul 24 23:47:43 CEST 2007

On Jul 24, 2007, at 5:35 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

>>> After some discussion, it seems that nobody really likes
>>> the name "cheeseshop" for the Python Package Index,
>>> and some people seem to actively hate it.
>> I was under the impression that that's also the case for the name
>> "PyPI", which was changed because of difficulty of disambiguating  
>> from
>> "PyPy" in conversation.
> That may be the case - however, Guido van Rossum said he would like
> to see PyPI promoted, and thought that this already had been decided.
> Richard Jones doesn't object; so PyPI it is.
>> Cheeseshop is at least a word that is obviously a noun, and it is in
>> somewhat more common use, with 224000 google hits for "cheeseshop  
>> python
>> -monty", versus 199,000 for "pypi python -monty".
> Sure. I can see all the reasons why one would like to have something
> like that. However, it's an authority decision, and I firmly believe
> in authority when it comes to naming things - somebody has to pick
> a name, and PyPI is the name that got picked (along with its full
> spelling of "Python Package Index" - google for that also)
> But then, I can't even see why the number of hits is important - what
> matters is what comes out at place 1 in Google.

Personally I don't have much of a problem with PyPI (pie pee eye) vs.  
PyPy (pie pie).


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