Python Evangelism

Tim Parkin tim at pollenation.net
Fri Mar 10 21:06:57 CET 2006


Andrew Gwozdziewycz wrote:
>  > To emphasize the point as a newbie: I know what CPAN is. I would go to
> 
>>the Vaults of Parnassus for Python stuff. But Cheese Shop?
>>
> 
> 
> Well, why don't we promote it as PyPI (Python Package Index)? The url
> _is_ python.org/pypi, and I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that PyPI
> was the intended name... If the community then decides on some
> standardized automated package management, I'm sure PyPI (cheese shop)
> would probably be the definitive repository.
> 
> $ pypi install hello
> 
> is much better than
> 
> $ bluecheese install hello
> 

I have to say I prefer pypi myself.. I think it's a great idea
subtitling it 'cheeseshop' but referring to it directly as "cheeseshop"
is confusing at best. I've already had a few requests to change the text
of the link on the home page to 'packages' or 'package index'.

Tim Parkin



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