On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 12:59 PM, P.J. Eby <pje@telecommunity.com> wrote:
At 08:34 PM 5/18/2009 -0400, David Lyon wrote:
Why not keep the .EGG_INFO files in the site-packages directory?

That's where they go.  Each installed project has its own .egg-info subdirectory containing the listed files.  See the EggFormats documentation for details.  PEP 376 is just adding stdlib support for the .egg-info format defined by setuptools, and adding a new RECORD file to it.

But if this implementation is the same as eggs, then each egg directory is then scanned and imported into sys.path, unlike normal packages which are called via simple namespaces. 

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