An FTP based Python Module repository (was Re: Imagemagick)

Skip Montanaro skip at
Fri Feb 4 18:55:11 CET 2000

    chris> One of the reasons for CPAN's success in the Perl world is that,
    chris> simply, it's an FTP archive.

    chris> Thus, people can and do mirror it.  This creates a multi-site,
    chris> persistent cache of the entire library, so when the one site where
    chris> module comes from goes down, the world doesn't suffer.

Why couldn't a CPAN-like thing be a web site?  Web sites can (and are)
mirrored all the time.

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