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 for.
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? :)