[Distutils] Installing scripts

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Jul 2 17:18:00 EDT 2004

On Jul 2, 2004, at 1:44 PM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> On Jul 2, 2004, at 1:23 PM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>>> Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>>> At 10:18 AM 7/2/04 -0700, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>>>> Just throwing this out here.. but how about NEVER removing 
>>>>> extensions, but also (optionally) making symlinks to the filename 
>>>>> sans extension of scripts if the platform+filesystem supports 
>>>>> symlinks?  That would make most people happy, right?
>>>> +1.  Sounds good to me.
>>> How would this work with static distribution files ?
>>> (Not that I really care; the above is just an academic question :-)
>> What is a static distribution file?
> A .tar.gz file or a ZIP file. Anything that's not an installer
> and doesn't need the 'python setup.py install' dance.

Can't .tar.gz files contain symlinks?  Would you even use zip on a 
platform that supported symlinks?

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