[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Sat Nov 7 14:38:25 CET 2009

On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 06:53:17 -0600, Brad Allen <bradallen137 at gmail.com>
> During that conversation Walker mentioned that he thought that Java's
> Maven packaging system had been really successful with the idea of
> having a metadata file stored outside each package. That made it
> easier for the metadata format to evolve; there is no need change
> every package in a repository every time the metadata format is
> improved. It also allows convenient inspection of dependencies between
> packages without having to download/decompress those packages. (Maven
> also stores a copy of the metadata inside the package, but the
> authoritative/complete copy is considered the one outside the
> package).

So too in python and pypi.

I have used it and it works fine.


The problem is not that the functionality doesn't exist, just that
users are expected to do an xmlrpc call to get it...

(more logical would be to have a pypi module)


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