[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Sat Nov 7 05:38:06 CET 2009

On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 00:46:01 +0100, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>

> PyPI + PEP 381 + PEP 381 compliant clients == CPAN

Not sure about that..

You mustn't have used CPAN much.

And if we try to pretend they are or cobble together a solution it's
very much like adding a turbo-charger to a lada-niva in an attempt
to come up with a competition rally car like a subaru-wrx.

> PyPI + PEP 381 + PEP 381 compliant clients == still imaginary

CPAN == seriously good solution that's been working for years.

Even if you implement PyPI + PEP 381 + PEP 381 tomorrow I promise
you that you won't be anywhere close to CPAN.

It's a much more serious challenge than perphaps you realise..


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