cpan for python?

TomF tomf.sessile at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 09:23:16 CET 2010


On 2010-03-02 19:59:01 -0800, Lie Ryan <lie.1296 at gmail.com> said:

> On 03/03/2010 09:47 AM, TomF wrote:
>> On 2010-03-02 13:14:50 -0800, R Fritz <rfritz at u.washington.edu> said:
>> 
>>> On 2010-02-28 06:31:56 -0800, ssteinerX at gmail.com 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:
>>> 
>>> <http://www.python.org/doc/faq/library/#how-do-i-find-a-module-or-application-to-perform-task-x>


There 
>>> 
>> 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.
> 
> python have easy_install

easy_install is part of setuptools.  As I said, nothing like cpan.

-Tom




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