[Catalog-sig] Super heavy index page

Hanno Schlichting hanno at hannosch.eu
Wed Jul 25 13:15:53 CEST 2012


On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Tarek Ziadé <tarek at ziade.org> wrote:
> I would like to suggest redirecting http://pypi.python.org/pypi/ to
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi
>
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/ is *very* heavy - as it pulls all pypi packages
> on the same page. It freezes my browser completely for a few seconds :D

IIRC we did this for the benefit of setuptools, which used to use the
trailing slash version as its index page.

It switched to the /simple view more than four years ago and this
change is already in setuptools 0.6c9.

I think it's therefor safe to remove this special case.

Hanno


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