On Monday 30 April 2007, Adam Atlas wrote:
It is true that eggs do have many benefits for production use, but often while developing something, or using a package that you don't expect to use outside one project, or just trying out a package that you're not sure you'll use, it's simpler to be able to just drop a file into your project directory instead of having to `sudo easy_install` it system-wide. Zero-installation is nice.
-1 on adding yet-another-ZIP-thing.
Python eggs aren't always convenient, but they're easy enough to work with, and good tools to work with egg-based installations are appearing. Having another way to do this, especially something that will be turned into eggs for deployment, seems like a distraction. Differences between development environments and production environments lead to bugs, not ease-of-use.