[Catalog-sig] [Python-Dev] PyPI front page

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Nov 14 15:39:24 CET 2009

At 08:33 PM 11/12/2009 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Antoine Pitrou 
><<mailto:solipsis at pitrou.net>solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>Ben Finney <ben+python <at> <http://benfinney.id.au>benfinney.id.au> writes:
> >
> > There's a problem with the poll's placement: on the front page of the
> > PyPI website.
>Speaking of which, why is it that 
><http://pypi.python.org/pypi>http://pypi.python.org/pypi and
><http://pypi.python.org/pypi/>http://pypi.python.org/pypi/ (note the 
>ending slash) return different contents
>(the latter being very voluminous)? I always mistake one for the other when
>entering the URL directly.
>easy_install replied on the behavior of /pypi/ (it uses the long 
>list to do case-insensitive searches).  Someone changed it, 
>easy_install broke, and a compromise was to keep /pypi/ the way it 
>was (but not /pypi).
>Probably this could be removed, as the /simple/ index is already 
>case-insensitive, so easy_install shouldn't have to hit /pypi/ at all.

This was changed over a year ago; easy_install *does* use /simple by 
default.  I would guess enough people are upgraded by now that PyPI 
need no longer continue to support it.

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