On Mon, 18 May 2009 20:59:22 -0400, "P.J. Eby" firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Let me quote....
.egg-info becomes a directory =============================
The first change would be to make `.egg-info` a directory and let it hold the `PKG-INFO` file built by the `write_pkg_file` method of the `Distribution` class in Distutils.
This change will not impact Python itself, because `egg-info` files are not used anywhere yet in the standard library besides Distutils.