[Python-Dev] PyPI comments and ratings, *really*?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Nov 12 23:47:00 CET 2009

> Except when they have a problem, and then they are likely to only complain
> through the comments.

As this theory has been repeated often here, I decided to go through all
comments and classify them, as:
- good: (overall) positive evaluation (possibly including minor
- bad: negative evaluation, complaint, bug report
- neutral: statement of fact (typically in response to some help

Here is what I got:
- good:   20
- bad:    11
- neutral: 9

So far, the theory that only complainers will comment cannot be
substantiated by facts. Of course, it could be that all the negative
comments come from easy_install users, and all the positive comments
from people who browse through PyPI... Notice however that such
easy_install users often would have to create a PyPI account first.


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