[Distutils] formencode as .egg in Debian ??

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Wed Nov 23 01:15:45 CET 2005

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, John J Lee wrote:
> Actually, I believe this is the eventual primary intended mode of
> operation of eggs.  In that case, the necessary sys.path manipulation is
> handled either by setuptools' wrapper scripts / wrapper .exe files calling
> require(version), or by calling that function elsewhere.  The difference
> from .jar files is that you have the *option* of doing a global install
> into site-packages, which adds an entry to the .pth file.

Forgot to add: eggs may also be installed without use of zip files.  
Given that, why are the properties of zip file imports necessarily
relevant to people using eggs (whether they be users of software
distribututions or people concerned about memory usage or startup time)?


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