Python’s package metadata repository

Monday 6 January 2003

I’m glad to see that Python is getting a package metadata repository. It seems like a good idea — especially since the success of a programming environment depends largely on how successfully developers can get things working without becoming devotees. Quick access to bits and pieces they can build on is essential. That’s what Python’s batteries included philosophy was all about in the first place. Look at the repository as the second tier of batteries.

Unfortunately, I still don’t know enough about packaging and distributing Python code. I have code that I would like to share, but I just don’t know how to do it. If anyone has a good quick tutorial about distributing packages, I’d appreciate it.

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