[Distutils] new PyPI: a rant from a package maintainer

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Fri Aug 4 18:15:21 EDT 2017

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 2:51 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> This API is also considered “legacy” (it just doesn’t have a
> replacement yet). So the legacy in https://upload.pypi.org/legacy/ has to do
> with the API rather than the location/deployment.
> I probably should have named it something other than /legacy/, my goal was
> mostly that changing URLs is hard (it requires a bunch of
> documentation/updates in different packages and N years for that to
> percolate out) so since we were forcing people to change the URLs with the
> move from pypi.python.org to pypi.org, might as well get it all done at
> once. It might be reasonable to name it something else now, and just keep
> the /legacy/ around as an alias. I’m not sure if that adds or subtracts from
> the confusion, but if you think that would have helped you, please open a
> new issue on Warehouse.

I guess calling it /v1 would avoid these issues and also make life
easier when v3 comes around...


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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