[Baypiggies] Discussion for newbies/beginner night talks

Paul McNett p at ulmcnett.com
Sat Feb 10 02:07:46 CET 2007

Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, Shannon -jj Behrens wrote:
>> #) Use the source.  Don't just read it!  Update it!  If you're having a 
>> problem with a standard library module or a third-party module, remember 
>> that you're not dealing with a compiled DLL.  You can log in as root and 
>> throw some print statements into the thing!  Remember to undo your 
>> changes before you leave.
> The fact that eggs (zip files of packaged Python code) make this harder is 
> the main reason I don't like that packaging format.

Agreed. I think eggs may be great for getting required stuff on user's 
machines, when for whatever reason you didn't want to be polite and 
package it up for them with py2exe or something. But for developing, 
nothing beats having things closer to the top level in site-packages.

Although, I do plan on attending the eggs session at PyCon, because I do 
see the value of having something kind of cpan-like for Python.

pkm ~ http://paulmcnett.com

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