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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 10:55:09 CET 2009

On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 10:33, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Let's take this again: If you make it more complicated and have more
>> requirements that has to be fulfilled before you can register a
> It is not obvious at all (that the number would be significantly
> less). Other systems do work even though they are much more
> restricting.

Of course they work. That's not the point. And I'm sorry, it is
obvious that it will be fewer packages registered the more work it is
to register packages and the more restrictions there are on
registrations. And as the benefits you want with it can be easily
reached in other ways, this is the wrong path to go down.

Maybe it's only obvious of you have studied some sort of social
sciences or tried hard to understand management or similar things so
you have gotten some basic insight into how people work as groups, but
I'm not sure at all that's necessary. I really think it's completely
dead obvious that the higher the requirements you have on people the
more they will fail to fulfill your requirements. People are lazy. You
can't demand that they aren't, you have to work with the laziness.

We can't just tell package authors that they have to upload packages,
you have to ask them why they do not upload them already, and then fix
the problems that prevent them from uploading.

Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
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