Working group for Python CPAN-equivalence?
nagle at animats.com
Wed Mar 3 18:05:44 CET 2010
Ben Finney wrote:
> Olof Bjarnason <olof.bjarnason at gmail.com> writes:
>> Hi everybody!
>> The "Where is CPAN for Python?" question keeps popping up, with
>> answers ranging from "There is no CPAN for Python" and "We already
>> have CPAN for Python" (confusing).
> Caused in no small measure by the fact that Perl people mean at least
> two distinct things by “Where is CPAN for Python?”:
> * The central package registry, CPAN, with metadata in a standard
> queryable format, and all registered packages redundantly mirrored and
> available for installation at user-specified versions.
> We have an equivalent in PyPI, though it's incomplete since many
> *registered* packages are not actually hosted *at* PyPI.
CPAN is a repository. PyPi is an collection of links.
CPAN has over 260 mirrors. PyPi has none.
CPAN enforces standard organization on packages. PyPi does not.
CPAN has quality control, with testers and a test reporting system.
PyPi does not.
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