[Catalog-sig] What is the point of pythonpackages.com?
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Tue Feb 7 18:39:32 CET 2012
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PJ Eby wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Andreas Jung <lists at zopyx.com
> <mailto:lists at zopyx.com>> wrote:
> My point about this: if a person does not want to host its package on
> PyPi than it should stay away from PyPI. Package hygiene and a
> certain level of professional package repository is more important
> and personal reasons for not hosting packages on PyPI.
> Note that PyPI is also used to publish metadata about packages which
> are in development and only available in snapshot releases or
> revision control systems. So the "it shouldn't be hosted elsewhere"
> argument doesn't really wash.
Development packages and snapshot don't belong on PyPI in my opinion.
PyPI should not be an unflushed package toilet. The Perl world has
a working repository infrastructure with CPAN since many, many years.
Python is years behind.
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