[Numpy-discussion] Announcing toydist, improving distribution and packaging situation

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Dec 30 13:15:03 CST 2009

On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 13:10, René Dudfield <renesd@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 7:08 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 12:47, René Dudfield <renesd@gmail.com> wrote:

>>> 500+ packages on pypi.   Provide a counter point, otherwise the
>>> evidence is against your position - overwhelmingly.
>> Linux distributions, which are much, much more popular than any
>> collection of packages on PyPI you might care to name. Isolated
>> environments have their uses, but they are the exception, not the
>> rule.
> wrong.  pypi has way more python packages than any linux distribution.
>  8500+ listed, compared to how many in debian?

I said "more popular". As in "more users", not "more packages". But if
you insist, Debian has ~30000 or so, depending on the architecture and
release and how you count.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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