[Distutils] Re: Eggs Meta-Data

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sun Apr 17 03:48:02 CEST 2005

On Apr 16, 2005, at 9:08 PM, James Gardner wrote:

> Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>> Note that eggs are primarily intended to be an *execution* format, 
>> not an installation tool or packaging system.  So really the metadata 
>> is intended for programs to read and use, not for humans.  
>> Applications that need plugins often have some kind of configuration 
>> or deployment file that specifies how the accompanying code is to be 
>> used by the application, and that's what the metadata directory is 
>> for.
> I hope I'm not treading on old ground here, but why not use the eggs 
> format as a packaging system as well as an execution format?

Why not solve every other problem Python has in one fell swoop?  :)


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