[Catalog-sig] pre-PEP: transition to release-file hosting at pypi site

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 06:25:08 CET 2013

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So, we should not remove the links for external packages until
>> somebody traverses those links? But as soon as somebody asks for those
>> links, we should remove them? In fact before we give them the link?
> I'm saying that if someone objects to the presence of  links they
> don't actually use, they are speaking nonsense.  Might as well ask to
> ban all packages from PyPI that they don't personally like -- it's the
> same request.  Nobody is forcing you to depend on packages that don't
> host on PyPI, so there is no point to the censorship.
> If you don't use the links, you can't argue that their presence is
> causing you harm.

Externally hosted files are a real world actual problem. We can only
solve it by not having externally hosted files. This discussion has
since a long time gone past reason into pure stop energy. I'm not
wasting more energy on it.


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