[Distutils] Python people want CPAN and how the latter came about

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Dec 23 21:18:52 CET 2009

> One solution I can think of is this: make PyPI only do the job of PAUSE
> as it does for CPAN; and implement a CPAN like simple directory
> structure to store packages; make PyPI use that as the package data
> store

I don't know what PAUSE is, but I think there is what you want at


> deprecate the XmlRpc interface and rely on simple index files -
> such as http://www.cpan.org/modules/01modules.mtime.html - instead
> (consequently rethink PEP 381). This is partially implemented for PyPM
> at ActiveState and I'd be willing to contribute my time towards doing
> this for PyPI (if at all there is an interest).

I don't think I understand what it is that you want, so I don't know
whether I'm interested.


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