[Catalog-sig] an immutable mirror of PyPI

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Tue Jul 5 18:19:27 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 04:18 PM 7/5/2011 +0200, Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> That's why I asked
>> whether PyPI is primarily a hosting site for developers (as opposed to
>> something like Debian or Wikipedia which have notions about a
>> collaborative effort of some kind, and care about preserving history).
> It's right there in the name: Python Package *Index*.  In other words, it's
> an index of packages.  Hosting the packages is optional.  Heck, a package
> actually having any *code* to download at all is optional, since you can
> list a package you merely intend to develop.  Or you might just have a
> revision control link, etc.

Even if you buy that PyPI is *just* an index, when someone removes a
release, they are removing the *index* data for it.


Jim Fulton

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