[Catalog-sig] API search by python version (or classifier)

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 09:49:43 CET 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:36 AM, Brian Jones <bkjones at gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/catalog-sig/2010-September/003301.html
> I'm not positive we're on the same page. You seem to be talking about adding
> some specific new data in a specific way to the index, and *then* making it
> available. I'm talking about making the *current* data available to programs
> the same way it's available via a web interface. It seems your ideas were
> shot down because "it's coming", if I read it right. I myself am kind of
> confused about that, because my understanding is also that "it's coming" in
> the form of a tool that can only be used for Python 3 packages :/

No, the tool will be usable by python2 packages as well.

I don't want to do that thread again but basically, egg_info are
platform-specific, whereas the new metadata version (PEP 345) will
have them right. PyPI already supports PEP 345.

>> Please be prepared that any changes to this feature likely get shot
>> down, also.
> Thanks for the heads up.
>>  If it doesn't get shot down, we can
>> ponder implementing it, in which case contributions would be welcome.
> You'd do that for me?
> Thanks,

I would not use the word "get shot down", that is scary for people
that want to contribute here.

I'd rather say "get a consensus on a feature before implementing it",
because that's really what it is.

Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

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