Re: [Distutils] [Python-Dev] how to easily consume just the parts of eggs that are good for you
9 Apr 2008 9 Apr '08
At 11:48 PM 4/9/2008 +0100, Paul Moore wrote:
On 09/04/2008, Phillip J. Eby email@example.com wrote:
It would be, if .eggs were a packaging format, rather than a binary distribution/runtime format.
Remember "eggs are to Python as jars are to Java" -- a Java .jar doesn't contain documentation either, unless it's needed at runtime. Same for configuration files.
And yet, Java doesn't have an equivalent of easy_install for jar files, to my knowledge.
Actually, OSGi and Eclipse plugins and "feature sites" come quite close, and setuptools rips off many of its features from them. OSGi is basically a standard for additional .jar metadata to encompass dependencies and other info.
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