Richard Jones' Log: PyPI needs a new name?
A number of us (including myself) think that PyPI needs a better name. There's a couple of reasons for this:
- PyPy. Oh, the confusion during the sprints. Yes, PyPI was first, but that hardly matters. Pronunciation isn't going to solve this one.
- "Index" doesn't really capture the entire nature of what we've got now, as we now include an archive.
I don't like PyPAN or anything similar. I'd actually prefer to go with something Monty-Python-esque which isn't an acronym. Someone just suggested "spam" which would be so cool. Perhaps spam's been around for long enough that we can try to reclaim it? Probably not. Other suggestions are "shrub", "shrubbery", "lumberjack", "wafer", "creosote", "grail", "holy grail", "brian", ...