Ronald Oussoren wrote:
That doesn't require Eggs to be single-file zipfiles; deleting a directory would work just as will (and I believe it will work with ez_install, too).
Egg directories (which are basically just the same as packages using .pth files) also work for this and that's what I usually install. Setuptools can work with python extension inside .zip files, but I'm not entirely comfortable with that.
It's primarily the .egg *files* that I dislike. I'm can accept the .egg directories.