[Catalog-sig] what is _pypi_ordering?

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Thu Oct 18 02:13:34 CEST 2012

On 18 October 2012 10:10, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> It looks like /name/json and /name/1.0/json is the entire json api?

Yep. It was added as a mechanism for Javascript applications to embed
release information in websites. The XML-RPC interface is much more

> Can pypi compute the newest final release for me this way?

That is what /name/json does - it orders releases using the PEP 386
rules (falling back on the old distutils rules where packages are not
compliant) and gives you the latest release based on that.

I've added some clarification regarding this to the doc page.


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