CheeseShop is a secret code name for Python Package Index also known as PyPI and accessible from

Further information


The secret code name refers to the Cheese Shop sketch performed and recorded by John Cleese and Micheal Palin on 7 January 1972.

If you are really curious then view the sketch on YouTube.

Whether that name was chosen because CPAN contains so many packages at that time remains in the dark zone of rumours and wild speculation.


CheeseShop (last edited 2013-03-22 08:46:12 by techtonik)

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