Oops, NPM drops (floatdrops) packages and many things start to fail


On Saturday, January 6, 2018, we incorrectly removed the user floatdrop and blocked the discovery and download of all 102 of their packages on the public npm Registry. Some of those packages were highly depended on, such as require-from-string, and removal disrupted many users’ installations.

You did what?  Well, the ‘readme.md’ file looked like spam.  So you just decided to block all 102 of their packages?  Did you consider what might happen?  Have you seen Jurrasic Park where Jeff Goldblum explains about the Butterfly effect?  You do know this was just a little bigger than a butterfly.

Via: The NPM blog

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