[Distutils] Re: Eggs Meta-Data
bob at redivi.com
Sun Apr 17 03:48:02 CEST 2005
On Apr 16, 2005, at 9:08 PM, James Gardner wrote:
> Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>> Note that eggs are primarily intended to be an *execution* format,
>> not an installation tool or packaging system. So really the metadata
>> is intended for programs to read and use, not for humans.
>> Applications that need plugins often have some kind of configuration
>> or deployment file that specifies how the accompanying code is to be
>> used by the application, and that's what the metadata directory is
> I hope I'm not treading on old ground here, but why not use the eggs
> format as a packaging system as well as an execution format?
Why not solve every other problem Python has in one fell swoop? :)
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