cpan for python?

TomF tomf.sessile at
Tue Mar 2 23:47:36 CET 2010

On 2010-03-02 13:14:50 -0800, R Fritz <rfritz at> said:

> On 2010-02-28 06:31:56 -0800, ssteinerX at said:
>> On Feb 28, 2010, at 9:28 AM, Someone Something wrote:
>>> Is there something like cpan for python? I like python's syntax, but 
>>> Iuse perl because of cpan and the tremendous modules that it has.  --
>> Please search the mailing list archives.
>> This subject has been discussed to absolute death.
> But somehow the question is not in the FAQ, though the answer is. See:
> <>

is also a program called cpan, distributed with Perl.  It is used for 
searching, downloading, installing and testing modules from the CPAN 
repository.  It's far more extensive than setuptools.  AFAIK the python 
community has developed nothing like it.


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