[Distutils] python v. perl - cpan v. pypi

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Sep 30 17:21:43 CEST 2008

Michael wrote:
> Now, with python there's the general ethos:
>    There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
> And with perl there's the general ethos:
>    There's more than one way to do it
> Anyone who's written extensive amounts of code in both languages will know 
> that the latter ethos does cause major problems in practice.
> However for packaging, with python the rule is
>    * "There's more than one way to do it"
> And for perl the rule is:
>    * Use CPAN
> I've always found this difference amusing, 

Me too...


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