[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 00:50:22 CET 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:56 PM, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
> It might be the CPAN user interface that makes the difference. Using
> CPAN you can search for and install applications from an interactive
> prompt. No web browser needed, just one command line invocation (perl
> -MCPAN -e shell).

Although, we have an XML-RPC service for  PyPI, and Yolk for example
is a client that will let you query PyPI
through a prompt. I agree it could be enhanced, but it exists. Maybe
such a client could be added in Distutils ?

Plus, once the work on PEP 390 (or an equivalent one) is over, we will
be able to list a distribution's dependencies
on a given target system just by querying PYPI.


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