On 18/06/2014 20:24, Maciej Dziardziel wrote:
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:21:12 PM UTC+1, Maciej Dziardziel wrote:
I wasn't quiet happy with the way search on pypi works,

so I've got an idea of getting all package metadata from pypi

and do search locally. The only problem is that I can't figure out

where to get the data from. I tried to use bandersnatch to

set up mirror, but all I've got was a mixture of egg, whl and exe files.

Egg and whl are useful maybe, but I guess its not exactly what I want.

Then I've found api:

https://pypi.python.org/simple/ provides list of packages,

and I can use json api to get metadata for each of them.

(Click post to fast, so I am continuing.)

So its doable, but I am really hoping for a better way.
I assume pypi would ban me quickly for making thousands of requests,
and I'd love to be able to update index daily or weekly.

Is there something I am missing?

Why not use google and do a site specific search of pypi?

Slight aside would you please use the mailing list https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list or read and action this https://wiki.python.org/moin/GoogleGroupsPython to prevent us seeing double line spacing and single line paragraphs, thanks.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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