[Distutils] formencode as .egg in Debian ??

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Nov 23 00:00:37 CET 2005

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> The main argument for using ZIP imports is to easy
> distribution of complete pure-Python packages, not
> a performance gain.

Precisely. For this reason, python2x.zip is on sys.path,
allowing you to include the entire library (subset) in
a single file.

It may also be of convenience to users and local admins
which have to install the same package across different
machines, when the system vendor does not provide a package,
but it appears that eggs are currently unfriendly to
system vendors which want to include eggified packages
in their own packaging system.


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