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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Wed Jul 25 00:15:22 CEST 2007

Martin v. Löwis schrieb:
>> I didn't come up with the name "distribution". Distutils did that. 
>> Whether we like it or not, the Python Library Reference defines this term.
>>   http://docs.python.org/dist/distutils-term.html
>> We have a real problem with terminology.
> Perhaps. I notice that the page you refer to does *not* define
> the term "distribution", but "module distribution". I also notice
> that PyPI is not an index for these (i.e. .tar.gz or whatever
> files containing Python modules). Instead, in *indexes* Python
> projects (as Richard calls them, and I think quite correctly
> so). Each project then may have multiple _releases_, and each
> of them may refer to distributions (but not only so, it
> also refers to a home page, an author, a description, Trove
> classifiers, etc).

So why not change the name to "Python Project Index"? The abbreviation
stays the same...


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