[Catalog-sig] Rules for registering project names on PyPI

Donald Stufft donald.stufft at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 00:38:37 CET 2012

I believe the rules are doesn't contain a slash character, as in /  

On Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM, Vinay Sajip wrote:

> Can someone please point me to where the rules are defining what are acceptable
> names for projects registered on PyPI? There are some unusual names, e.g.
> ☃ ('\u2603')
> flügelform
> "Coversation With Your Car" (including the quotes)
> Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa aaaaaaasa aaaaaaasa aaaaasaa aaaaaaasa bbbbbbbbbbb
> __past__
> Plus there are some names which show up in the XML-RPC API, but not in any other
> interface (e.g. __my__schachtler)
> It's a little hard to believe that these are genuine projects.
> Has there been any discussion about tightening the rules for new registrations,
> or about tightening the rules for version formats for new projects? I would
> appreciate any pointers people can provide.
> Regards,
> Vinay Sajip
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