[Catalog-sig] What is the point of pythonpackages.com?
aclark at aclark.net
Sun Feb 5 19:48:17 CET 2012
On 2/4/12 2:40 PM, Stefan Krah wrote:
> I wonder what the point of a site like pythonpackages.com is. For my
> package (cdecimal)
I think the following explanation applies to all Python packages:
Download count is important, but it's certainly not the only criteria
one can use to evaluate a package.
> it spreads misinformation on two counts:
> 1) The number of downloads cannot be established since cdecimal
> is not hosted on PyPI.
pythonpackages.com considers this to be "zero downloads". if there was
an API for off-site downloads to report back to PyPI then maybe we could
use it to report those statistics on pythonpackages.com. AFAIK there is
currently no such thing. (I used to have a tool tip in place that
explained this; I'll put it back ASAP. crate.io has something similar in
> 2) "Now supports Python 3!" is false since cdecimal has supported
> Python3 from the very beginning.
Fair enough, I changed the message to "Supports Python 3". Is that
better? FWIW there is an issue tracker here for this sort of thing:
> Otherwise it displays Google ads
> and the same information as PyPI,
> only in a less readable manner.
This is subjective, so I can't really offer an intelligent reply (though
I can tell you that I know people typically either love or hate Twitter
bootstrap; personally, I like it "enough".)
> Stefan Krah
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