[Python-Dev] CPyAN

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 02 Nov 2000 00:29:27 -0500

> > * Work on something CPAN-like.  This may or may not have repercussions for
> >   the core; I don't know.

> Probably not, though perhaps a new module would be nice. As for the
> CPAN-like thing, I really got a kick out of Greg S's WebDAV session on
> Apachecon, and I think it would be suited extremely well as the transmission
> protocol for SPAM (or however you want to call the Python CPAN ;). You can
> do the uploading, downloading and searching for modules using WebDAV without
> too much pain, and there's excellent WebDAV support for Apache ;)
> Is anyone working on something like this, or even thinking about it ? I'm
> not deep enough into distutils to join that SIG, but I definately would join
> a CPyAN SIG ;)

This is a nice thing to have, but I don't see why it should be tied to
the 2.1 effort.  Let's not couple projects that can be carried out

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)