On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 08:21:07AM -0400, Benji York wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > 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).


Deleted releases can cause massive unintended pain downstream,
regardless of how sensible it may seem at the time. Just Don't Do It


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