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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 19:55:42 CET 2009

On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 19:30, Sridhar Ratnakumar
<sridharr at activestate.com> wrote:
> I am amazed at the amount of denial in this discussion, and I'll pass.

Explanations are not denial.

Several concrete points where PyPI can be improved has come forward.
Requiring upload is not one of those and will not make it better, even
if it is possible it makes it more CPAN-like. Neither is the
requirement that metadata must be available in the same file structure
as the distribution files something that will magically make PyPI into

The idea that to be as good as CPAN is has to be exactly like CPAN and
work exactly like CPAN is misguided.

Lennart Regebro: http://regebro.wordpress.com/
Python 3 Porting: http://python-incompatibility.googlecode.com/
+33 661 58 14 64

More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list