On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>> Please don't remove things! Never ever. People might still be using them.
>
> That is getting a bit old. The confusion from having this cruft lying
> around (in the same way as accidentally released packages) is causing a
> lot more hurt tham people who're already using this (and hence already
> have a local copy of the egg, which they can keep using should no egg be
> available on pypi) would experience if they went away.

That argument neglects to include people that don't cache eggs (for
whatever reason) and people that need to build on a machine that may
have never cached the egg in question (like deploying brand new
servers).

> At the *very* least it's take about 2 minutes for a package manager to
> put a large "DO NOT USE - THIS IS ONLY HERE TO SUPPORT EXISTING SETUPS"
> at the top of the text on pypi to stop innocent bystanders getting
> caught out.

If a package is truly in that state, then yes a prominent warning should
be added.
-- 
Benji York
Senior Software Engineer
Zope Corporation
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