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

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 10:14:07 CET 2013

On Mar 12, 2013, at 1:25 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> //Lennart

Likewise. I'd like to see a pull requests cleaning things up in a reasonable way we can discuss with Richard at pycon 

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