[Catalog-sig] What is the point of pythonpackages.com?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Feb 6 22:58:11 CET 2012

On 2/6/2012 3:17 PM, Andreas Jung wrote:
> My point about this: if a person does not want
> to host its package on PyPi than it should stay away from PyPI.

The Python Package Index was originally just that: a package *INDEX*, 
aiming to be a complete index. It did not originate the idea of such an 
index, but has pretty much superseded previous 'unofficial' efforts.

Now you want to censor it to meet *your* needs, to only list packages 
that *you* are interested in.

If I remember correctly, the Cheeseshop/PyPI was originally *just* an 
index. The hosting-repository service was added later -- as a 
convenience firstly to authors. I now believe that the repository should 
have been and should be kept separate, as the Python Package Repository 
-- PyPaR. Then repository issues would be clearly separate from index 

Terry Jan Reedy

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