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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 20:33:18 CET 2009

2009/11/13 Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com>:
> I can see the information about the poll, and a link to view the
> results, without logging in.
>  http://pypi.python.org/pypi
> (second paragraph there).  That paragraph tells you that you need to log
> in to vote in the poll.

I don't want to create a PyPI account (more account details I'll
rarely use to remember) just to vote. I can see why anonymous votes
are bad, but the sample's going to be self-selecting - people like me
who don't want to create an account will be excluded.

By the way, there's no way for me to vote that I don't care what
option ends up being chosen, but I strongly oppose choosing something
that would tend to make developers avoid using PyPI.

The distutils/setuptools/distribute/... saga has fragmented Python's
package ecosystem enough already. Let's not have PyPI go the same way


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