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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 08:05:09 CET 2009

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 00:10, David Lyon <david.lyon at preisshare.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:08:24 +0100, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>> There is no .tar.gz, .zip, .bz2, .exe, .msi or .egg concept of
>>> packages in perl. And having to pick one.. that may or may not
>>> be right for your configuration.
>> So your usecase, that a Windows user refuses to install anything else
>> than .msi files is solved in CPAN by the user not installing using
>> CPAN. Well, that's handy. And the Python situation is worse how,
>> exactly?
> The same operations take a longer time to complete than the
> equivalent operations do with perl.

There is no "same operation". Your answer has no connection to what
you answered, and hence make no sense.

>> That is the most ridicolous excuse I've heard in a long time. People
>> are saying to Guido that "Python needs CPAN" and wonders what that
>> means. You come with you usual anti distutils rant, I ask *you* what
>> the connection is, and you tell med to go hassle Guido.
> Yeah, I did. or maybe you can google on it..

And you still don't understand how stupid that is.

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